Man struck by train in Carlsbad, survives with only scrapes and bruises

Incident on Carlsbad Village Dr. near State St.

CARLSBAD, Calif. - A 23-year-old man was struck by a passenger train while trying to cross the tracks in Carlsbad early Sunday, sustaining only scrapes and bruises, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.  

The allegedly drunken man ignored the flashing lights and crossing arms at the tracks on Carlsbad Village Drive near State Street, sheriff’s Deputy D. Patterson said.

The man was struck by a southbound train and thrown about 20 feet.  He was later taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla for an evaluation.

Patterson asked that anyone with information on the incident to call the sheriff’s department’s non-emergency line at 858-565-5200.

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