Police: Man hit by train while walking on tracks

Police: Man hit by train while walking on tracks

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Hamilton police are investigating why a man was walking on a railroad moments before being hit by a train Wednesday.

Police were dispatched around 11 a.m. to the 2400 block of Dixie Highway after a train conductor called to report that he had just run over a man, said Hamilton police Sgt. Brian Robinson.

The man was alive and breathing when crews got to the scene.

"He actually was run over by the train," Robinson said. "They believed the person was deceased when officers arrived, but the person was found to be alive, breathing and speaking. He suffered some severe injuries."

Air Care took the man to UC Hospital with severe injuries, said Robinson.

"Railroad police will follow up with the investigation," he said.

Additional details were not given.

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