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A man who was struck by a train Tuesday night remains at Froedtert Hospital with serious injuries.
According to Mount Pleasant police, a 50-year-old man was trying to walk home from a tavern near Oakes Road and Washington Avenue when he was struck by a train on the tracks underneath Highway 20.
Family members told officers that the man was intoxicated and his keys were taken from him to prevent him from trying to drive home. A female relative pulled over and exited her vehicle to try and convince the man to get in the car.
While one officer was addressing the woman, another officer observed the man on the railroad tracks underneath Washington Avenue and saw an approaching train strike the man.
South Shore Fire rescue crews responded to the scene and transported the man to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s with life-threatening injuries. He was eventually taken to Froedtert Hospital.
MPPD Sgt. Eric Relich said in a written statement the man’s family reported back to police that the man’s “condition had stabilized.” His name is not being released.