Railroad News

Indiana Pedestrian Seriously Injured By CSX Train

(Crawfordsville, Indiana – June 28, 2011)

A 46-year-old Crawfordsville, IN man was seriously injured early Tuesday morning when he was struck by a CSX freight train consisting of three locomotives pulling 104 cars in a railroad underpass below East Wabash Avenue in Crawfordsville, IN.

Raymond Hocking was found underneath the train, and emergency workers needed 45 minutes to extricate the victim, who was airlifted to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, where he was admitted in critical condition. Crawfordsville Police are still investigating the accident, but when The Journal-Courier reporter Mikel Livingston contacted Federal Railroad Administration spokesman Warren Falteau, the response was that the accident is considered a “Trespass event” by the FRA despite no evidence of the victim being on the tracks.