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Drunken man hit by passenger train in Carlsbad survives

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CARLSBAD (CNS) - An allegedly drunken 23-year-old man was struck by a passenger train while he tried to cross the tracks in Carlsbad early Sunday, but sustained only scrapes and bruises, a sheriff's deputy said.

The man ignored the flashing lights and crossing arms at the tracks on Carlsbad Village Drive near State Street shortly after midnight, sheriff's Deputy D. Patterson said.

The man was struck by a southbound train and thrown about 20 feet, and taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla for an evaluation, Patterson said.

Patterson asked anyone with information on the incident to call the sheriff's department's non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200.

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