Man involved in train accident in Chesapeake dies from injuries

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Chesapeake, Va. – A man was knocked unconscious and later died after a train slammed into the bike he was riding in Chesapeake on Tuesday night.

Police say calls came in about the incident at 8:30 p.m.

The man, identified as 63-year-old Robert Q. Godfrey, was walking across the train tracks on Portlock Road towards Campostella Road with his bike.

An Amtrak train came by and clipped the bike which threw the man. He was found unconscious and unresponsive and rushed to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police announced Wednesday that the man had died as a result of the accident.

Crews are still investigating the accident.



  • Fred

    Maybe he was too busy trying to figure out what kind of critter made tracks like that to notice the train.

    • Ken

      Ever heard the phrase “too soon?” A man has passed away, have some sympathy for his family.

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