Pedestrian Struck By Train In Portland Friday Night
REPORT UPDATED: Officials release the identity of the victum.
PORTLAND TENNESSE: (Smokey Barn News) – Smokey Barn News has confirmed that a man was struck by a train and injured in Portland TN Friday evening.
According to the Portland Fire Department, the accident occurred just before 6 pm. CSX notified dispatch about the accident involving an impact with a pedestrian at 5:44 pm Friday evening.
The male was located in the area behind TCAT / Portland East Middle School. He was transported by Lifeflight to an area hospital. (LOCATION OF ACCIDENT)
Smokey’s news partner WKRN News 2 reports that the man (estimated to be in his late 30s) was seriously injured after he was reportedly sitting on the tracks, although Smokey Barn News has not been able to independently confirm the latter fact.
We have reached out to several agencies for more information.
UPDATED: 11:45 pm Saturday 4/5/2021
According to the Portland Police Department, the victim is identified as Wilson David Medina-Ferrera, 39, of an unknown address. He found to have serious injuries and was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is currently in critical but stable condition at VUMC. The Portland Police Department is coordinating with CSX on the investigation.
UPDATED: 7:46 pm Saturday 4/3/2021
UPDATE: CSX official statement on the incident has been added below:
“At 5:41 pm ET on April 1st, a CSX train struck a pedestrian on Highway 52E in Portland, TN. The person had unknown injuries. CSX personnel are cooperating with the Sumner County emergency responders who are investigating the incident. The train crew was not injured. CSX appreciates the swift response by local emergency personnel and extends its thoughts to those impacted by this tragic event. At CSX safety is our highest priority in the communities we serve. We remind the public that any activity on or near a rail line can be dangerous.” Cindy Schild Director, Media Relations & Public Affairs CSX Corporation
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