Train-Pedestrian Fatality at14700 South Main

April 16, 2009 - Houston police are investigating a fatal train accident in the 14700 block of South Main about 10:25 p.m. on Wednesday (Apr. 15). 

The male victim, in his 50s, suffered multiple blunt force injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.  His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Arnold and Officer J. Gaona reported: 

According to witnesses, the victim had been drinking with a male friend and female acquaintance at a nearby Valero convenience store.  The group then left the Valero on foot and walked north on Fondren past the Main Street underpass.  As the group approached the train tracks they saw a train heading towards them.  The victim stated he was in a hurry and went around the railroad crossing arms, which were activated with lights and alarms.  He was then struck by the train and dragged several hundred feet before coming to a stop in the grass near the tracks. 

Union Pacific Railroad is also investigating this incident and the investigation is continuing. 

Inc. #054026909

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