Man hospitalized after being struck by train in Tualatin
This story has been updated from its original version.
A man was expected to survive after being hit by a train just west of the Westside Express Service platform in Tualatin Friday night, Tualatin Police said.
Police said they responded to an emergency call regarding a person struck by a Portland & Western Railroad train in the 18800 block of Southwest Boones Ferry Road at about 11:30 p.m. Friday. They found a 35-year-old man, whom police spokeswoman Jennifer Massey identified as Jason Crawford, with abrasions on his lower torso. He was reportedly alert and conscious at the scene when police located him.
Crawford was transported to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland for treatment with what Massey described as non-life-threatening injuries. He did not have identification on him at the time of the incident, police said.
The train came to a stop after the crash, blocking Southwest Tualatin-Sherwood Road. The tracks were cleared at about 1:30 a.m., according to police.
Asked if it had been determined why Crawford was on the tracks, Massey said, Alcohol was a factor. She said she did not know whether he will face charges.
The Tualatin Public Works Department assisted with traffic control.
Editor's note: This story has been updated with the victim's name and additional information from a police spokeswoman.