A man lying on railroad tracks was struck by an
A southbound Amtrak train was traveling at speeds of approximately 60 to 65 mph when the engineer spotted a man lying on the tracks, Burk said. The engineer sounded the train's horn and the man slowly attempted to get off the tracks. The train began emergency braking, but was not able to stop before striking the victim, said Burk.
He was taken to a hospital then life flighted to Scripps La Jolla Hospital for treatment of his injuries, Burk said. The man suffered a severe leg injury, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Anyone with information about this case can call the Sheriff's Department's non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200.