Man in critical condition after being struck by train in Kenosha County
KENOSHA COUNTY — A man was taken to the hospital by Flight for Life early Tuesday morning, August 22nd after he was struck by a train in Kenosha County.
Deputies say it happened just after midnight near 258th Court and Wilmot Road in Trevor.
According to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, the investigation revealed that an 18-year-old man was on the tracks with intent to video the moving train with his cell phone when he was struck.
Reportedly, the conductor of the Canadian National train saw the man and began to slow it down — to approximately 35 miles per hour. The man failed to remove himself from the tracks in time and was struck.
He was taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
The man was with four other people of similar age, none of which were injured.
The train conductor reportedly could see the lights from several cell 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 after known impact with the pedestrian.
Estimate weight of the train was over 13,000 tons.
Names of involved are being withheld at this as investigation continues.