Man Critical After He Tried to Hit a Moving Train With a Metal Bat

posted by Jim Forsyth - 

You've heard of somebody being hurt by being hit by a train.  Police say a man is in critical condition with injuries he suffered early today when he tried to hit a train, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police say for some reason the man, in his late twenties, was standing on the railroad tracks along Frio City Road on the southwest side about 12:30 this morning.

When a Union Pacific freight train passed, the man apparently tried to hit the train with some sort of metal bat.

The force of the moving train pushed the bat back at the man.

The man tried to stumble away, and made it as far as the 400 block of Brady, about two blocks away, before collapsing.

He suffered major head injuries and a broken arm, and was rushed to SAMMC in extremely critical condition.

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