Man in ICU, after train hit him

Published 7:41 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The man who was hit by a CSX train on Friday afternoon was in the intensive care unit at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and listed in “good” condition as of Tuesday, said Bainbridge Public Safety Director Eric Miller.

The man struck by the train was identified as 35-year-old Conery Robinson of Attapulgus, according to Miller.

Robinson was struck near the railroad crossing on Albany Road at 1:38 p.m. Friday.
According to an incident report filed by Capt. Jack Bunting, a witness was in her vehicle and stopped at the railroad crossing. She saw Robinson walking on the railroad tracks as the train approached.

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As the train blew its horn, Robinson looked back toward the train and then stepped off the tracks, but was still walking alongside them, the witness stated.

The witness stated she could continue to hear the train blowing and then as she watched, Robinson was struck by the “cow catcher” guard on the front of the train. She then called 911.

The train’s conductor/engineer, Timothy Hollingsworth, stated he had observed a person walking on the tracks from a quarter-mile away and blew the train horn to warn him.
Emergency Medical Service personnel treated Robinson at the scene. An emergency medical helicopter landed in the parking lot of Stone’s Hardware Store a short time later.

Although traffic on Calhoun Street resumed approximately 45 minutes after the incident, the train itself remained for several hours, blocking at least two railroad crossings, until CSX Railroad completed its investigation at approximately 5:30 p.m.