According to police, the accident happened near South Presa and Pyron Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. San Antonio police further revealed that the man was sitting down on the railroad tracks when he was hit by the train.
The police report that the conductor attempted to slow down the train in order to get the man’s attention. At this time, the identity of the man who was hit and killed by the train has not been released at this time, but it has been confirmed that he was in his mid-to-late 40s.
Important Information about Railroad Accidents
According to the Federal Railroad Administration, there are dozens of wrongful deaths of people involved in railroad accidents every year in the United States:
In 2015, there were a total of 119 fatalities at railroads in the United States.
During the same year, there were a total of 1,950 unique accidents or incidents.
There were a total of 1,410 non-fatal accidents that happened during the same year.