One person injured after being hit by train in Edmond
EDMOND, Okla. – Authorities are investigating after a person was hit by a train in Edmond.
Around 4 a.m. on Tuesday, emergency crews were called to an accident involving a train near Broadway and Thatcher, near downtown Edmond.
Investigators say one person was walking along the train tracks when they were hit by a train.
Authorities say the train operator told officers that he sounded his horn multiple times, but the man on the tracks didn’t turn around or step off of the tracks.
Even though the conductor tried to stop, the man was still hit by the train.
Officials with the Edmond Police Department say 30-year-old Justin Loucas was thrown about 50 feet from the tracks. Amazingly, he was conscious and talking when paramedics rushed him to a nearby hospital.
He suffered a head and leg wound.
Investigators believe Loucas was intoxicated at the time of the crash.