Railroad News

New York Pedestrian Run Over By Norfolk Southern Train

(Hornell, New York – August 13, 2011)

For the third time in less than a year, a train has struck a pedestrian in the Steuben County, NY area, this time in Hornell, NY.

Jonathan Tibbits, 26, of Arkport, NY, was struck and run over by an eastbound Norfolk Southern freight train as he walked along NS tracks early Saturday morning about 2:15 A.M. The victim was found beneath one of the train’s freight cars near the West Street grade crossing, and was first taken by ambulance to the St. James Mercy Hospital emergency room, but was immediately transferred by helicopter to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, where he was listed in guarded condition.