Man survives being clipped by train, gets ticket

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 27-year-old Royal Oak man was hit by a train and then ticketed for his alleged disregard of warning signals, police said.

The incident happened at 1:17 a.m. Saturday, and drew the attention of not only Royal Oak police, but the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and CN Railroad Police.

911 callers told police a pedestrian was hit by a train near South Washington and Sherman. The man was unconscious when first responders arrived. They took him to a hospital, and he has since been released and is expected to make a full recovery, according to Royal Oak police.

After investigating the incident, police determined the man was trying to film a northbound freight train. While standing on a set of tracks, police said the man was hit from behind.

Police say witnesses told them that the train conductor sounded the horn and that crossing signals were working properly when the man was hit.

The man was ticketed for disregarding the crossing signal.