Update 5:48 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 - The Chico Police Department told Action News Now that the man who was hit by the train is now alert and oriented. He was able to identify himself, so now his family members can be contacted by authorities.
Chico police wanted to thank people for sharing the word in order to help identify the man who was hit by the train early Sunday morning.
Update 2:06 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 - Action News Now has contacted the Chico Police Department to see if more details or any photographs of the unidentified man are available. We were told they will not provide photos, as his face was lacerated and bloody.
Police said the man appeared to be of college age and did not appear to be transient, so they said that can be hard to determine.
They said the man's shoes are newer looking.
When they have determined who the man is that was hit by the train, the hospital social worker can contact the person's family.
CHICO, Calif. - An unidentified man was hit by a Union Pacific train in Chico on Sunday morning and police need help identifying him. He was taken to an area hospital after the incident, which occurred on W. Sacramento Avenue Sunday morning a little before 5:00 in the morning.
According to Chico police, a witness said the man tried to cross the tracks just before the Union Pacific train came through. The witness also told police that the crossing arms, bells, and lights were all working on the roadway next to the railroad tracks.
The man who was hit by the train is currently being treated for his injuries. Police say they still do not know who he is.
They describe him as approximately 20-25 years old. They say he has brown hair and a short beart. He was wearing a black T-shirt, a black belt, blue jeans, black socks and gray and white Adidas.
If you have any idea who the injured person might be please contact the Chico Police Department immediately at (530) 897-4911.