Pleasant Prairie Police release info on train accident

Pleasant Prairie Police have issued the following statement regarding a train that hit a pedestrian this morning in the village:

At approximately 7:10 a.m. on Friday, October 12th, Pleasant Prairie Police and Fire & Rescue responded to the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks just south of State Highway 50. A caller reported that a train had struck a person. Upon arrival, rescue personnel observed that the 16-year old male who had been struck by the train was conscious and alert. The young man was transported to St. Catherine’s Hospital. Due to the serious nature of his injuries, he was subsequently transported by Flight for Life to Froedert Hospital in Milwaukee.Evidence at the scene indicates that the young man had been walking north in the center of the tracks and may have been wearing headphones. The train’s emergency brakes were activated and a horn was sounded repeatedly. It appeared that the young man had been unable to hear the train’s warning signals. The young man’s name is being withheld pending notification of family members.

Our original coverage of the incident is here.

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