CHICAGO (CBS) — A dangerous video stunt on a set of railroad tracks on Monday evening did not end well for an 18-year-old man in the Kenosha area.
According to the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department, an 18-year-old man was hit by a 13,000-ton freight train when he did not get off on tracks in time while videoing the moving train.READ MORE: Evacuation Order Remains In Effect Within 1 Mile Of Rockton Chemical Plant Fire
The sheriff’s department and Salem Lakes Rescue responded Monday night of an individual struck by a moving train at 258th Court and Highway C (Wilmot Road).
The conductor of the Canadian National train reportedly saw four others with the man. He could see the lights from several cellphones as he approached and began to slow the train down.READ MORE: Ford Maverick: Hybrid Truck 'Challenges Status Quo, Stereotypes' Of Pickups, Expert Says
None of the others were injured. The 18-year-old man was taken by Flight for Life helicopter to Froedtert Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
It took approximately one mile for the 118 car train to come to a complete stop after hitting the man, according to the sheriff’s department.MORE NEWS: Chicago’s Speed Cameras Churn Out Hundreds Of Thousands Of Tickets After Rule Change
The train tracks were closed over two hours for an investigation.