Man struck by train in Providence, is expected to survive

Investigators on the tracks near Pilsudski Street after a man was struck by a train Saturday morning. (Matthew Beltz/WPRI)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A man is expected to survive injuries he suffered when he was hit by a train in Providence Saturday morning.

Lt. Joseph Donnelly told Eyewitness News that it happened not long before 7 a.m. in the area of 81 Pilsudski Street.

Police found the 26-year-old man near the tracks with serious injuries, but said he was able to speak with officers at the scene and again later at the hospital. The man, who Donnelly did not identify by name, is expected to survive.

Commander Thomas Verdi said that the train was moving slowly at the time and that the man was listed in critical condition at the hospital.

An Amtrak spokesman confirmed that it was one of their trains that struck the man.

It was not immediately clear what the man was doing down by the tracks and the incident remains under investigation.