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DeKalb Man Critical After Being Hit by Train

Witnesses told police the crossing gates were down with both visual red lights and bell working properly.

A man is in critical condition after being hit by a train in DeKalb County. File|Patch
A man is in critical condition after being hit by a train in DeKalb County. File|Patch

A man is in critical condition after being struck by a train in DeKalb County.

Around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the intersection of Church Street and Lovejoy Street near Clarkston.

The 36-year-old man was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition, reports WGCL TV.

Witnesses told police the crossing gates were down with both visual red lights and bell working properly.

The man appeared to be attempting to cross the train tracks, and didn't notice the signal or the approaching train before he was struck, police said.

Authorities have not released the man's name.

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