Man hit by train in northwest Miami-Dade

Victim struck by freight train near Amtrak station


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man was seriously hurt Monday after he was hit by a freight train near Miami-Dade County's Amtrak train station, officials said.

Officials with Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue said the man was struck just before 1 p.m. inside the rail yard of the Amtrak station at Northwest 82nd Street and Northwest Seventh Avenue.

The rail yard area is fenced off and is off-limits to all but authorized personnel. Several "no trespassing" and "warning" signs are posted around the site.

He was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital. His condition was not disclosed.