UPDATE (1/11/22 at 5:30 p.m.) — Springfield Firefighters said the victim was a 50-year-old man who suffered a lower extremity amputation.

Witnesses said he could have attempted to jump on the train and fell of.

According to the firefighters, the man was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. There has been no update on the patient’s medical status as of this time.


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — A man is currently in critical condition after he was hit by a train on Tuesday, according to Deputy Division Chief of Operations Mike Abbott.

At around 1 p.m., Springfield Firefighters were dispatched to the railroad crossing near 19th Street and Carpenter Street in response to a reported train accident.

When they arrived on scene, fire crews found a pedestrian with life-threatening injuries. The victim was quickly taken to an area hospital.

More information will be released when it becomes available.