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Pedestrian Struck by Train

Post Date:02/05/2017 5:51 PM

The Appleton Police Department is being assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol in the investigation of a train versus pedestrian incident occurring earlier today.

On February 5, 2017, at approximately 2:50 PM, the Appleton Police and Fire Departments responded to the area of S. Locust Street and W. Lawrence Street on the report of an individual being struck by a train.  They were aided by personnel from Gold Cross. 

A 19 year-old male, from Appleton, was found at the scene.  The individual was seriously injured; however, the injuries did not appear to be life threatening.  He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. He remains hospitalized.

The preliminary investigation, indicates the pedestrian was walking north on the sidewalk located on the east side of S. Locust Street.  The 11 car (two engines) eastbound train approached the intersection. The engineer of the train reportedly attempted to brake the train and used whistles to alert the pedestrian.  The pedestrian continued along the sidewalk.  The Canadian National train was unable to stop prior to impacting the pedestrian.

Officers from the Appleton Police Department are working with the Wisconsin State Patrol to reconstruct and investigate the incident.  The Canadian National Railway is also assisting with their security personnel.  Due to the relatively short length of the train, only the intersection of S. Locust Street and W. Lawrence has been blocked as a result of the incident. 

For additional information, please contact Sgt. Dave Lund at (920) 832-5509.

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