CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are investigating an accident involving a pedestrian who was struck by a train around 11:30 Tuesday morning.
According to Carbondale Police, the accident took place on the railroad tracks between the 400 block of North Washington Street and North Illinois Avenue.
Officers immediately began providing life-saving medical treatment to the pedestrian. The Jackson County Ambulance Service also treated and drove the pedestrian to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. The victim was later transferred to a St. Louis hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
The crash caused all railroad crossings to be closed for an hour because of the train blocking the crossings to through traffic.
The name of the pedestrian is not being released at this time until family members are notified.