Bakersfield man run over by train in serious condition

Police: Motive for crawling under train unclear

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -  

Officials said a man is in serious condition after being ran over a train in Bakersfield on Sunday afternoon.

On Jan. 27, at 3:30 p.m., officers of the Bakersfield Police Department went to the San Joaquin Railroad tracks west of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, near Wilkins Street. 

Officers said they found 56-year-old Alfred Jenkins suffering from serious injuries after being run over by a train car. 

Witnesses told officers they saw Jenkins ignore crossing arm signals, approach a slow-moving train and crawl under the train as it was backing.

Officials said Jenkins was taken to a local hospital where he was reported in critical condition.

Jenkins' motive for crawling under the train remains unclear, according to police.

The train blocked a portion of East Brundage Lane for about two hours.

The incident is still being investigated. 

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