A young man was hit this morning by the LYNX Blue Line light rail in LoSo.
CMPD was called to the intersection of Woodlawn and Old Pineville Rd. at about 5am this morning.
According to CATS, the train that hit the man was a ‘sweeper train’, which checks the tracks and signals each morning without carrying any passengers.
Police say the man was in his late 20s or early 30s and was laying down on the tracks at the time the sweeper train came by and hit him.
⚠️#MORE:. A male in his 20's or early 30's was apparently lying on the tracks when a sweeper train came through. He ended up under the train with serious-sounding injuries. Old Pineville, Woodlawn and South Blvd all could be affected.#CltTraffic #Charlotte #Clt #NC #SC pic.twitter.com/vpgsG36CV2
— Charlotte TrafficGuy (@Clt_TrafficGuy) February 4, 2019
The man was taken to the hospital immediately after emergency crews arrived. His injuries were minor, according to MEDIC.