- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A 64-year-old man was hospitalized after he was hit by a train while riding an off-road vehicle near the Washington town of Selah.

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office says they received a call at about noon Tuesday regarding an accident involving a Burlington Northern Railroad train on a private rail crossing north of Selah.

An investigation showed that the train was heading south as it approached the crossing, which is marked with railroad and stop signs.

Officials believe the man on the off-road vehicle was headed west on a private drive and at the last moment he saw the train but couldn’t stop in time.

The rider was taken to a nearby hospital suffering from injuries to his leg and head. He was not identified.

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