66-year-old man struck by train after attempting to cross track on his bicycle
NEW IBERIA - A 66-year-old man was struck by a train late this afternoon when he attempted to cross at a non-roadway crossing area of the track.
The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office said around 4:22 p.m. Tuesday, deputies located the victim, 66-year-old Eddie Livingston on the north side of the railroad tracks in between Ann and S. Lewis Street. Officials said it appeared Livingston was attempting to cross the tracks with his bicycle when he was struck by a freight train traveling westbound.
Livingston was transported to Lafayette General Hospital for treatment. His injuries were described as severe.
Witnesses said the train engineer was blowing the horn at the time of the accident. The area where Livingston was attempting to cross was unprotected and was not a road crossing.