WESTLAND, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – Police say an Amtrak passenger train heading from Chicago has fatally struck a man in suburban Detroit.
The train was traveling to Pontiac on Sunday afternoon when it hit the man on the tracks in Westland.READ MORE: Detroit Police Department Holds Graduation Ceremony For Recruit Class 2021-G
No injuries were reported on the train but, according to reports, one woman was taken to the hospital after witnessing the incident.
Amtrak spokesman Craig Schultz says the train had 104 passengers. He says passengers were removed from the train to complete the trip to Pontiac by bus after a roughly 40-minute delay.READ MORE: Here's A Look At Weekend Construction Happening In Metro Detroit
WDIV-TV reports the man, 37, was pushing a bike across the tracks at the time he was struck and may have been bending over to pick up his cell phone before being struck by the train. Police in Westland are investigating.
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