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Train hits man in Pismo Beach. He’s found hours later at hosptial emergency room

Amtrak hits bicycle in Pismo Beach

A damaged bike was found but the owner was gone when police, fire and ambulance responded to the railroad tracks near the butterfly grove. A man suffering non-life threatening injuries was reported at the hospital later that evening.
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A damaged bike was found but the owner was gone when police, fire and ambulance responded to the railroad tracks near the butterfly grove. A man suffering non-life threatening injuries was reported at the hospital later that evening.

A southbound Amtrak train hit a man walking near the tracks Friday evening in Pismo Beach. Authorities were unable to initially locate the victim, delaying the train for about an hour.

Pismo Beach police eventually found the man, 38-year-old Brian Doherty, at the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital emergency room, where he was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries to his arm and hand.

Doherty told police that he had received a ride to the hospital after the incident.

The incident near the Monarch Butterfly Grove and Ocean View Avenue was initially reported around 5 p.m., but officers with the Pismo Beach and Grover Beach police departments were only able to locate a mangled bicycle, according to Grover Beach Police Chief John Peters.

The train continued on its way shortly before 6 p.m.

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