Man hit by train in while crossing tracks in Norfolk

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Norfolk, Va. - A man has been hurt after he was hit by a train in Norfolk on Thursday afternoon.

Police say the accident happened at 22nd Street and Monticello. Calls came in about the incident at around 3:09 p.m.

The 40-year-old man was taken to Sentara Norfolk General with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the man was standing and trying to cross the tracks when he was hit by the train.

We'll post more updates as they become available.


  • The Don

    Well that just makes no sense, if u see a train and still attempt to cross the tracks. .u are dumb! Tons of steel moving and whom ever was trying to beat it compassion for idiots here !

  • andanotherthing

    Considering that the trains in this particular are traveling at yard speed (15-20mph) I am unable to have much compassion for someone so inherently stupid. He has likely been across this track many times and knows that there are trains there. Personally, I’ll wait a few extra minutes and avoid possible death by trying to “beat the train”. THIS time he was lucky…….

  • dawnc

    How can younot ssee a train coming, he must have been drunk or on some drugs. Still I wish him a speedy recovery and hope that he has learned a lesson. I am pretty sure it’s against the law to cross over the tracks.

  • Gee

    You guys dont know this persons situation. Before you just get up here and start name calling did it ever occur to you this person may be disabled or anything. No im sure it didnt, people so quick to judge, but dont know anything its so sad and unfortunate. And yes it was not smart to do but i wish him a speedy recovery as well.

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