On Wednesday just after noon, a pedestrian identified by the Florida Highway Patrol as Demetri Stone, 19, Pensacola was struck while walking near the CSX tracks.
He was walking northbound on the railroad tracks south of Johnson Ave. at Chemstrand.
Reports say a CSX train was traveling north on the tracks approaching Stone. The engineer told police he sounded the trainís horn.
Stone told FHP he heard the trainís horn and stepped over the west rail continuing to walk along the outside edge of the rail on wooden pylons.
The front left corner of the train struck Stone on his right side. The impact threw Stone across Johnson Ave landing on the north side of roadway, according to FHP.
Witnesses told police Stone got up and began walking around. He was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital with minor injuries. Alcohol was not a factor in the incident, according to FHP reports.
Pensacola resident struck by train while walking near tracks
Jan 14, 2013 at 12:01 AM Jan 14, 2013 at 11:51 AM