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Posted at 5:48 AM ET, 10/ 6/2010

Man struck by train in Prince George's

By Debbi Wilgoren

An unidentified man was struck by a freight train in Prince George's County before dawn Wednesday, police said, and is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

A CSX train hit the man about 3:16 a.m., on tracks that are located in the 4500 block of Rhode Island Avenue. A Prince George's police spokesman said investigators are trying to determine how and why the man came to be on the tracks.

The investigation has not required any road closures or interrupted commuter train service, authorities said.

By Debbi Wilgoren  | October 6, 2010; 5:48 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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Comments

When police questioned local PG residents, they were told, "I didn't see no train. I didn't hear no train. I don't know nuthin'."

Posted by: Hk45 | October 6, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Not trying to be funny but honestly, how do you either NOT know you're on train tracks? Or how do you NOT know a train is coming? They're loud...even at low speeds!

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | October 6, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Not trying to be funny but honestly, how do you either NOT know you're on train tracks? Or how do you NOT know a train is coming? They're loud...even at low speeds!

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | October 6, 2010 12:53 PM

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Ipod?
Cellphone?
Drunk?
High?
Suicidal?

Posted by: GP04 | October 6, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

GP04,
Ipod...explains possibly not hearing it. But you'd still know you were on railroad tracks.
Cellphone...seems pretty unlikely. You'd only have that to one ear.
The last 3 are all equally plausible.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | October 6, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

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