18-year-old man in critical condition after being stuck by train in Kenosha County
Teen intended to record train with cell phone
9:16 AM, Aug 22, 2017
12:25 PM, Aug 22, 2017
KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. -- A 18-year-old man is in critical condition after he was struck by a moving train early Tuesday morning in Kenosha County.
It happened around 12:07 a.m. near the intersection of 258th Court and Highway C (Wilmot Road).
According to the Kenosha County's Sheriff's Office, the teen was on the tracks with the intent to record the moving train with his cell phone. The conductor of the Canadian National train reportedly saw the man and began to slow down. The man failed to remove himself from the tracks in time and was struck.
He was taken by Flight for Life helicopter to Froedtert Hospital where he remains in critical condition. The man was with four other people of similar age. None of them were injured.
The train conductor told investigators he could see the lights from several cellular phones as he approached. It took approximately one mile for the 118 car train to come to rest as the conductor fully applied the brakes post known impact with the pedestrian. The estimated weight of train is more than 13,000 tons.
The railway at scene was closed for more than two hours for the investigation.
The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the names of the people involved in this incident. Authorities continue to investigate this incident.