A 42-year-old man was seriously injured just after 8:15 Thursday night after being hit by a train in Faribault.
Police say Emmett Crosby was sitting on the bridge over the Straight River when he was hit by the train and knocked off the bridge and down an embankment.
Crosby suffered a number of serious injuries, but is expected to survive. Initial findings indicate that alcohol may have been a factor with Crosby and his choice to sit on an active train bridge. The investigation is ongoing and charges are being considered against him.
Chief Andy Bohlen commented, “The first responders did an incredible job to remove the injured victim from the difficult terrain. We also caution everyone about choices made around active rail lines and urge pedestrians to give trains a large amount of room for operation.”
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