Man suffers minor injuries after being struck by train in Kinston

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – A 28-year-old man is recovering after he was struck by a train Monday morning.

It happened near Independence and East streets in Kinston at 10:15 a.m.

Kinston Public Safety said the man was walking on the tracks when he was hit. The man, Justin Brown, sustained minor injuries and was transferred to UNC Lenoir Hospital by ambulance. Brown was wearing ear buds at the time of the incident. Brown was sitting up and talking before he was transported.

The Kinston Fire Department and the Kinston Police Department responded to the scene.

Independence and East streets are once again opened to traffic.

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