A MARTA police officer directs passengers on the train deck of the Chamblee station after an emergency suspended rail service Tuesday morning.

Man charged with trespassing after being hit by MARTA train

Rail service was disrupted Tuesday morning at the Chamblee MARTA station after an incoming train hit a man, transit officials said.

The man was in an unauthorized area that leads to the tracks when he was hit on his side about 5:50 a.m., MARTA spokeswoman Stephany Fisher told AJC.com. The area is secured by a marked gate.

The man was clipped by the train and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

A video shows the man squeezing between a gate and a train as it approached the platform, Channel 2 Action News reported. The train then hits him in the leg.

The man sustained injuries to his hip and leg and was taken to a hospital, Fisher said. His injuries are not considered life-threatening. 

MARTA police arrested the man and charged him with trespassing, the department said. The man is suspended from the MARTA system for 60 days. 

Southbound rail service was temporarily suspended on the Gold line from Chamblee to Doraville before single-tracking was put in place. Normal rail service was restored just before 7:30 a.m., according to MARTA.


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