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Racine Police Department

**Updated 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7

A 35-year-old Racine man who was injured Saturday morning when his car was hit by a train is also in police custody for outstanding warrants, according to scanner reports.

Racine police and fire were called to the 1400 block of Hamilton Street around 11:30 a.m. Saturday for a report of a train vs. car accident.

When units arrived, a man with visible injuries was fleeing the scene, running eastbound on foot.

Witnesses say the man tried to go around the railroad track barricades and was struck by the northbound train.

Police caught up to the man, and Racine police Sgt. Jessie Metoyer confirmed he was taken into custody for outstanding warrants and allegedly driving a stolen car that was reported a few minutes before the accident.

Rescue crews treated the man on scene and transported him to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s for treatment.