Pedestrian injured after being struck by train in Lufkin
LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - A pedestrian has been transported to the hospital after being struck by a train Thursday morning.
According to City of Lufkin Communications Director Jessica Pebsworth, the incident occurred around 9:45 a.m. at the Feagin and Pershing railroad crossing.
Pebsworth said the pedestrian who was struck appears to have suffered a broken arm but is not believed to be critically injured.
Pebsworth said the pedestrian told officers at the hospital that he was walking home from a nearby convenience store and attempted to beat the train to prevent standing in the rain for an unknown amount of time while the train passed.
Union Pacific also conducted a separate investigation. The railroad crossing at Feagin and Pershing is now clear.
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