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Train hits pedestrian in Hope Mills

Posted September 10, 2009

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— A CXS freight train struck a pedestrian near North Main and McPhail streets around 1 a.m. Thursday, Hope Mills police said.

The pedestrian was flown to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, police said.

Police continue to investigate the incident.


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  • Faceman Sep 10, 2009

    "I never understood the allure of walking on train tracks anyway"

    you really should'nt..maybe this person was kinda deaf and facing the wrong way..but i have walked them in the county..viewing nature..im always aware when a train is coming..cant miss that roaring sound! :)

  • Tired of thoughtlessness Sep 10, 2009

    I really still don't understand how you get hit by a train.

  • NCStatePack Sep 10, 2009

    I never understood the allure of walking on train tracks anyway

  • lkanzig Sep 10, 2009

    hmmm lets see........ sounds.....lights...... vibrations.....
    something that big on rails just does not swerve to hit people.
    i agree common sense is needed!

  • Rolling Along Sep 10, 2009

    These headlines are gross misnomers trains don't normally leave the tracks and hit people. People get on the tracks and don't have enough sense to get off of them when a train comes, shouldn't be on the tracks to begin with.