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: The Detroit Zoo To Host Its Final Weekend Of Family-Friendly Halloween Event 'Zoo Boo' Oct. 22-24
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: Tillson Street's Halloween Displays Draws Thousands
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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