Man hit by train in St. Bernard survives

Posted at 6:08 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 18:08:52-04

ST. BERNARD, Ohio -- A 27-year-old man running late for work was struck by a train Tuesday, police said. He survived.

Brian Walker, 27, was rushing to reach his job on Vine Street when he disregarded the crossing gates and the CSX train's horn, police said.

Walker was struck, but walked away. He was found about 1,000 feet away, near his job, after a search. Paramedics found he had lacerations to his head and hip that required stitches, but police said the injuries were not life-threatening. He was driven to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for evaluation.

Police charged Walker for a railroad gate violation and held him for open warrants.

"Please remember, cars and pedestrians are required to stop when gates are down and lights are flashing," Lt. Bill Ungruhe said in a news release. "The life you save may be your own."