SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A northern Indiana man who survived being hit by a high-speed train has had his condition improve at a hospital.
The LaPorte County Sheriff's Department said Darryle See, 22, of Michiana Shores, was walking on the train tracks near his home listening to music on headphones when he was hit Friday by an Amtrak passenger train going about 110 mph.
Sheriff's Maj. John Boyd told the LaPorte County Herald-Argus that the angle of the train's nose might have thrown him clear of the tracks.
Boyd said See was conscious at the scene about 25 miles west of South Bend.
A South Bend hospital upgraded See's condition to serious over the weekend.
Helen Hugley told the South Bend Tribune her grandson suffered a fractured pelvis and non-life-threatening neck injuries.
"Well, I’m just thankful to God that he’s alive,” Hugley told ABC57 in South Bend. "I would definitely call it a miracle. I couldn't believe it when they told us he was alive and talking."
Hugley said her grandson doesn't remember anything about being struck.