Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Train in Royal Oak

Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Train in Royal Oak

(Royal Oak Police, Feb. 23, 2019)

Royal Oak, MI-  A 21-year-old Bloomfield Hills man was struck by an Amtrak train in Royal Oak early Saturday morning. On February 23, 2019, at approximately 1:17 a.m., Royal Oak officers and paramedics responded to the area of Fifth Street and Center after receiving 911 calls of a pedestrian struck by a train.

Preliminary investigation determined a group of men disregarded the pedestrian railroad barricade as an Amtrak train was approaching the area. As the group ran across the tracks, the victim lost his footing and was struck.

Paramedics rushed the victim to Beaumont Hospital however he succumbed to his injuries later in the morning. The other subjects were not injured. The Royal Oak Police Department in conjunction with Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Team and CN Railroad Police are investigating. Investigators are working to determine if alcohol played a role in the incident.

NOTE:  Police Reports come directly from the Police Department or agency involved and are written by the person or agency listed below the title.  We generally run these “as is” or with minimal editing for punctuation, spelling, etc. Suspects should not be presumed guilty.  Those needing more information about a case are encouraged to follow up with the reporting agency or court system for the most current information.

This story is presented without advertising due to the subject matter. Please support our sponsors at

About the author

Oakland County Times has written 12520 articles for Oakland County Times

Contact for any questions or story ideas! Please support this work by becoming an advertising sponsor or by chipping in through the PayPal button on the right side of the page.

Comments are closed.