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Man struck by train is seriously injured


A man in his mid-30s was struck and seriously injured by a freight train yesterday as he walked along the tracks, ignoring the train's warning whistle, rescue workers said.

The man, whose name was not released last night, was walking on tracks near the 1500 block of Woodstock Road near the Howard-Baltimore line about 6:30 p.m. when a CSX freight train approached, said Battalion Chief Donald R. Howell.

Witnesses reported the victim was walking on the center of the tracks facing away from the train, which was traveling about 35 mph to 40 mph when it struck him and threw him off the tracks.

The victim was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with head, chest and abdominal injuries.

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