Man found injured along railroad tracks in West Deer

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A man in his late 20s was found with critical injuries early today beside railroad tracks in West Deer.

Township police Officer Mike Shurina said it is unclear whether the man had been struck by a train.

An engineer from the Canadian National Railroad spotted the man lying aside the tracks at about 5:30 a.m. today. The engineer stopped the train and summoned help, Officer Shurina said.

“The man had head lacerations. We’re not sure if he had been hit by an earlier train or if he was in some sort of accident. It’s not clear right now,” the officer said.

The victim was flown by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital.

The closest landmark to where the man was found was Creighton-Russellton Road, about 100 feet from Mahaffey Road.

Police have not released the identity of the man.


kkane@post-gazette.com or at 724-772-9180. First Published June 22, 2014 12:00 AM

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