Man critically injured after being hit by train in Glendale

A man was critically injured after he was hit by a train Wednesday night at a Glendale intersection.

According to Glendale Police, the incident happened on Oct. 13 while the man was walking along the train tracks near Grand and Myrtle Avenues at 6:45 p.m.

While he was walking along the tracks, he was struck by some kind of object on the side of the train as it passed him, officials say. They clarified that he was not run over by the train as initial reports suggested.

The man, who is in his late twenties and is believed to be homeless, was hospitalized in life-threatening condition.

The train was heading southbound down the track at less than 20 miles per hour, authorities said.

Officials with BNSF Railway said the train originated from Clovis, New Mexico and was heading to Phoenix when the collision happened.

Southbound Grand Avenue was restricted but has since been reopened.

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