September 12, 2008
Man Hit By Train in Prairie Du Chien
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - A 22-year-old Fargo, N.D., man was in good condition at a La Crosse hospital Wednesday afternoon following a train-pedestrian collision late Tuesday night.
Ahmed Said Haji was taken to Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Gunderson Lutheran Hospital inLa Crosse for the treatment of what EMS personnel initially termed suspected extremely serious internal injuries.
Prairie du Chien police responded at 11:47 p.m. to a report of an unresponsive adult male lying on the train tracks at the Iowa- Illinois Street Burlington Northern Santa Fe grade crossing.
Police said Haji was attempting to illegally board a northbound BNSF freight train when he was injured.
The investigation continues.
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