CSX trains strike pedestrians in city, Baltimore County

County victim pronounced dead on scene, city victim taken to shock trauma early Sunday

April 03, 2011|By Baltimore Sun staff

Two CSX freight trains -- one passing through Baltimore, the other through Baltimore County -- struck pedestrians within 35 minutes in separate incidents early Sunday, a spokesman for the train line said.

The first incident occurred at 3:10 a.m. when a 23-car train transferring from the Curtis Bay rail yard to Bayview struck an unidentified pedestrian near M&T Bank Stadium, according to Robert Sullivan, regional spokesman for CSX.

The accident occurred in the 1200 block of Russell St. The injured person was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. No other details were available.

Thirty-five minutes later, Sullivan said, a 72-car train traveling from Detroit to Philadelphia struck an unidentified pedestrian on tracks between Jones Road and Joppa Farm Road, just east of Pulaski Highway.

The victim, who was found dead at the scene, was not identified.

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