Man hit by train while skateboarding downtown, dragged down the tracks, SAPD says

The man lost a leg and suffered head trauma

A man was hit by a train on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, near the tracks at South Presa and Conrad streets. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A skateboarder was seriously wounded late Sunday night after he was hit by a train downtown, according to San Antonio police.

Police said the man, believed to be in his 20s, was skateboarding around 10:15 p.m. near the tracks at South Presa and Conrad streets.

The man hopped off the skateboard and tried to run across the tracks but he was immediately struck by the train, police said.

At the time, the red lights were flashing, the crossing arms were lowered and the audible warning was on, police said. The train conductor said he blew the horn when he saw the man crossing and stopped the train because he did not know if it struck the skateboarder.

The skateboarder lost a leg and had head trauma as the train dragged him about 50 yards down the track.

He was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center in critical condition.

The incident is under investigation, police said. No charges are pending.

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