Police: Man walking on tracks hit by train - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Police: Man walking on tracks hit by train

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(WMC-TV) - A train hit a man walking on the tracks near the intersection of Sewanee Road and West Shelby Drive in South Memphis Tuesday morning.

According to police on the scene, a man, who appears to be about 61 years old, was taken to The MED in critical condition.

Officers received a call from Amtrack around 7:30 a.m. that the train had hit a person. The man was reportedly walking in the middle of the tracks when he was hit. The train conductor told officers he tried to stop, blew the horn, but the man did not move in time.

After the man was hit by the front of the train, he was thrown off of the tracks and into a ditch.

Action News 5 is on the scene working to learn more.

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