On Wednesday night police cars and ambulances filled the streets of Convention and North 14th.
A man was rushed to the hospital after being struck by a train. The incident took place around 10:30pm.
Baton Rouge Police officials say the victim was 22-years-old. He is now in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
A bike was found crushed underneath the train.
A resident says, this incident scared him and that the city needs to add more boom barriers to hinder cars and people from crossing while a train is in motion.
“I think it’s tragic. They need to lay there and put the [barriers] everywhere. It doesn’t matter if it’s a little small crossing because now a days these trains stop, move back and forth, and they do it all day,” Joseph Brooks said.
According to the latest statistics by the Federal Railroad Administration, Louisiana is fourth in the nation for the number of highway-rail grade crossing fatalities.
We will update this story when more details become available.