Pedestrian Hit by Train in Galesburg

Pedestrian Train Accident

Pedestrian Train AccidentGALESBURG, Mich. (June 30, 2014) — The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that a pedestrian was struck by an Amtrak train in Galesburg Monday.

The incident happened just before 7 p.m. at the intersection of Battle Creek Street and Burgess Drive.

According to Galesburg Police, a 16-year-old male was walking his bike across the tracks when he was hit by the train.  The victim was killed in the accident.

Officers are calling it an unfortunate accident at this time, but the incident remains under investigation.  The victim’s identity is not being released.

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1 Comment

  • TheFoundingFathers

    Call me stupid but, I cannot fathom how someone can be hit by something that is that big and extremely loud. Unless you are deaf and blind, but even then you can feel a train from miles away through the vibrations in the ground?