Portland: Man struck, injured by Amtrak train
Friday, October 7, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Police responding to a report of a man struck by an Amtrak train in northwest Portland found a victim with traumatic injuries who was taken to a local hospital.
Portland Fire and Rescue spokesman Paul Corah tells The Oregonian that the train was traveling about 10 mph as it pulled into Union Station when the conductor saw some clothes near the tracks. Then he saw a man's body next to the tracks. The train stopped and the conductor called 911.
There was no immediate report on the man's condition.
Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham says the train was traveling to Eugene from Seattle and carried 214 passengers. No one on the train was injured.
Police Sgt. Pete Simpson says police and rail officials are investigating.