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NEW INFO: Police ID Man In Wheelchair Hit By Amtrak Train

Wilson police have identified a man who was struck by an Amtrak train while riding a motorized wheelchair. This as witnesses say the crossing's arms were down and warning lights activated at the time.

The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. at the Green Street railroad crossing, a block from the train station. Police say Troy Newsome, Sr. was found lying near the tracks. He's now listed in stable condition at Vidant Medical Center.

Amtrak says the train was heading from Lorton, Virginia to Sanford, Florida. The train, with 460 passengers on board, was delayed for about two hours because of the accident. Amtrak says no one on the train was injured.

Police say the 57-year-old Newsome misjudged the timing of the train. Several eyewitnesses say the crossing's arms were down and lit up at the time of the accident.

Police say the train wasn't going that fast when it struck the man, knocking him out of the wheelchair.


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A man in a wheelchair was airlifted to the hospital overnight after being hit by a train in Wilson. The accident happened shortly before 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, according to Wilson police.

Police tell us a man was in a motorized wheelchair when he was hit and injured by an Amtrak train near Green and Railroad Streets. That's near the train station.

Police say the man misjudged the timing of the train. He fell out of the wheelchair after being hit by the train. Police say the train "wasn't going that fast."

The man was first taken to the Wilson Medical Center before being flown to a trauma center at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Amtrak says the train was heading from Lorton, Virginia to Sanford, Florida. The train, with 460 passengers on board, was delayed for about two hours because of the accident. Amtrak says no one on the train was injured.

Police have not yet released the name of the injured man.


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