Amtrak hits bicycle in Pismo Beach
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.