Railroad News

Wichita Pedestrian Seriously Injured by BNSF Freight Train

(Wichita, Kansas – March 25, 2021)

A Wichita pedestrian was seriously injured and in critical condition last Wednesday after being struck by a BNSF freight train. The incident occurred at about 10:00 pm near East 25th Street North and North Broadway in Wichita, Kansas. The victim was not identified by Wichita police authorities.

The rail line accommodates an average of fifteen trains daily at speeds up to 30 mph. It is unclear if the train ever blew its horn prior to impact or if pedestrian was aware of the oncoming train in time to react.