Pedestrian Struck by Train in Abilene

 

ABILENE, TX — A 61-year-old man is in critical condition after being struck by a train in Abilene on Thursday, July 4, 2024, according to the Abilene Police Department.

The incident occurred at about 7:15 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of 1st Street and Ruby Street.

The victim was transported to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene with potentially life-threatening injuries, according to the APD.

No other information was released at the time.

A 30-year-old man was killed in Abilene in June after also being struck by a train.

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Union Pacific freight trains are required by the city to pass through Abilene at between forty and sixty miles per hour. The trains are over a mile long and might be able to stop in that distance. If they hit an automobile at that speed it would be like a bug hitting your windshield. I don't know how he lived through it.

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