Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Train in Hosford-Abernathy Neighborhood

PEDESTRIAN SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY TRAIN IN HOSFORD-ABERNATHY NEIGHBORHOOD


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 20th, 2017 11:50 PM
On Tuesday June 20, 2017, at 8:23 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 8th Avenue and Southeast Division Street on the report of a pedestrian struck by a train.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a man with life-threatening injuries. The man was transported to a Portland hospital by ambulance.

Based on information learned at the scene, officers believe the pedestrian had attempted to cross two sets of railroad tracks near Southeast 8th Avenue and Southeast Division Street. While crossing the railroad tracks the pedestrian was struck by an eastbound Union Pacific freight train and a westbound Amtrak train.

Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak Police responded to the crash location and assumed control of the investigation.

All media inquiries regarding this incident should be directed to Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak spokespersons.

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