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Man on tracks hit by train

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- A man was hit by a train Wednesday night in Yakima.
It happened just after five o'clock at the tracks near W. Bartlett Place.

It was just a Burlington Northern Santa Fe engine with no rail cars behind it.

A spokesperson for BNSF says crew members saw the man come onto the tracks from a ditch. The conductor tried to stop but the man was hit and thrown about 35 feet.
His injuries are said to be non life-threatening.