Person struck by train in Northampton

Witness reports engineer sounded warning

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Published: Dec 24 2013 10:48:59 AM EST   Updated On: Oct 11 2013 02:54:27 PM EDT
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NORTHAMPTON, Pa. -

An unidentified male was struck by a train Friday morning in Northampton County.

The accident happened at 7:13 a.m. next to the 1800 block of Franklin Street in the borough of Northampton.

The pedestrian was walking south on the railroad bed owned by Norfolk Southern Railroad when he was struck from behind by a Canadian Pacific train.

A witness reported to police that the train's operator sounded its horn but the pedestrian did not move out of the way.

The scene reports the unconscious victim was airlifted to the trauma center at St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill.