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Man wearing headphones hit by train in Valparaiso

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An 18-year-old Valparaiso man was hit by a train on Saturday on the Canadian National line, Valparaiso Police said.

According to police, at 11:26 a.m. Nicholas Domer was walking westbound on the tracks, in the area of Yellowstone Road, wearing headphones. Police said that the train’s conductor spotted Domer and in an attempt “To warn the subject” sounded the train’s horn “on numerous occasions.”

“When it became apparent the male subject was not going to get out of the way, the train conductor initiated an emergency stop on the train,” police said.

Domer was struck anyway, treated at the scene by Valparaiso Fire/EMS, then transported to Porter hospital. He was later airlifted to a Chicago area hospital.

“Police learned through their investigation” that Domer was wearing headphones at the time of the accident.

No further information was immediately available this morning.



Posted 8/14/2012