01-21-2020 | 3:59 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC— A man walking on the tracks was injured after being struck by a Norfolk Southern Freight Train. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responded to the report of a pedestrian hit at 3:59 p.m., on railroad tracks near Old Pineville Rd and Pineville Point Rd.
Police confirm a male pedestrian was walking on the tracks just south of the Archdale Drive Grade-Crossing when he was hit by a Norfolk Southern Train. Paramedics with Mecklenburg County EMS Agency (MEDIC) transported the victim to the trauma center at Atrium Health – Carolina Medical Center with a serious injury. The victims injured are being classified as life threatening. Police are investigating why the man was walking on the tracks prior to the collision.