Dayton PD: Man hit by train expected to survive

A man was grazed by an Amtrak train Saturday night during the Christmas parade in Dayton.

According to Lt. Shane Burleigh, the man was attempting to cross the railroad tracks at N. Winfree when the incident occurred.

“He made to the other side of the track and the train flew by behind him and hit his shoulder. He fell down. He didn’t go flying,” Burleigh said.

EMS responded quickly and got him onto a LifeFlight helicopter, he added.

“The man was awake and talking to people today,” Burleigh said on Sunday.

Burleigh said alcohol may have been a factor.

Union Pacific is taking over the investigation.

10 COMMENTS

  1. It’s not the man’s fault for drinking but those who thought it was a good idea to have the parade near the railroads. I was participating in that parade and we were moments from crossing the railroad before a civilian told the officer to not let us pass bc the train was about to cross. City of Dayton wanted to show off their Market Plaza so badly but put us all at risk. Praying that the man leaves the hospital safe and sound🙏

    • Whoever left the first comment……”It’s not the man’s fault for drinking”? Are you kidding me. The parade route was changed to a safer route than in the past. It’s nobody’s fault except the idiot that crossed the tracks! The city, the parade, the town square, etc. had NO BERING over an individual’s stupid decision. How can it POSSIBLY be anyone or anything a fault but the MAN WHO CHOSE freely to cross in front of an oncoming TRAIN! For Heaven’s sake!

      • For the people that were going present at Market plaza they were being sent to cross the tracks to get there. And for the person that can’t understand that it’s not safe to have a mass amount of civilians near railroad tracks, I’m not defending the man, but there are videos abt what happened. Please know that not even the cop was aware that the train was abt to pass. My group and I were moments from crossing, I hope you understand that it could’ve been a lot worse, and nobody from my group had been drinking. This isn’t about who was or wasn’t drinking but about how SAFE IT IS to have a parade with so many people near railroad tracks.

    • kind of makes you wonder if the city contacted the railroad company to confirm train crossings during the time of the parade? I would think that the train company would want to know that there’s a parade crossing the railroad!

  2. Judy. They own the right of way. They don’t care about another Dayton Super Event. Would you shut down something because Union Pacific said too? Anyway, calling Life Flight because someone fell down? Hope someone in serious trouble had a chopper for them since one was picking up an idiot.

  3. This comment, “And for the person that can’t understand that it’s not safe to have a mass amount of civilians near railroad tracks, I’m not defending the man, but there are videos abt what happened. Please know that not even the cop was aware that the train was abt to pass.” LOL! A train has horns and very bright lights. People did not know a train was approaching? If a cop did not know a train was coming he or she needs to be fired. Anyway, civilians are around railroad tracks every day. In their vehicles.

  4. Should have dusted him off and gave him another quart of Schlitz Malt Liquor and sent him on his way!!! The parade must go on!!!

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