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Man in critical condition after being struck by train near downtown

3 years 11 months 2 days ago Thursday, July 04 2019 Jul 4, 2019 July 04, 2019 6:24 AM July 04, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Officials are responding to a pedestrian that was reportedly struck by a train late Wednesday night near downtown.

The incident was reported around 10:20 p.m. on Convention Street near N. 14th Street.

The scene shows a bicycle clearly crushed underneath the train. A witness says around 10:15 they saw a man attempted to crawl under the train, thinking it was stalled. After attempting to pull his bike underneath the train started to move. That witness called 911.

Police say a 22-year-old man was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

We've reached out to authorities for more information.

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