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Mendota man seriously injured by a train

Posted by wlpo on October 8, 2014

A man was seriously injured after being hit by a train in Mendota.  The collision was reported by BNSF Railroad shortly before 1am Wednesday. Investigators say the train consisted of several train engines and no train cars.

Police say the man from Mendota was on the tracks near the Sixth Street crossing when he was hit. He was flown to St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford and was in critical condition. His name hasn’t been made public.

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