POSTED: Monday, February 11, 2013 - 8:30pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 11, 2013 - 8:34pm
SHREVEPORT, LA (KMSS) — A Bossier City man dodged a big bullet after he reportedly walked into the side of a moving train early this morning.
Police were called to the train tracks that run between the Horseshoe Casino and the Louisiana Boardwalk around 1 a.m this morning in reference to an accident involving a train and a pedestrian.
According to the train’s engineer, the Kansas City Southern train was traveling westbound when Kenneth Ray Thomas, 52, of Bossier City, stepped into the side of the lead engine while attempting to cross the tracks.
An investigation by Bossier City Police indicates the train was traveling at about 10 miles an hour at the time.
Thomas sustained an arm injury and was taken to LSU Health Center in Shreveport by Bossier City Fire Department personnel. Thomas was issued a citation for trespassing.
Last week, another person was allegedly hit by a train and fell into the Red River.  Several days after the report, authorities called of the search when a body could not be found.