Police: Bicyclist awake, alert after being hit by train

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Medical professionals at a Washington state hospital say a bicyclist is awake and alert after being critically injured when he was struck and caught under a freight train earlier this week. The Daily News reported that PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center spokesman Randy Querin said Thursday that 56-year-old Cowlitz County resident Rudy Newton of Kelso was in satisfactory condition with normal vital signs. Kelso Police Sgt. Kevin Tate says Newton was under the train but alleges he was not hit. Tate says Newton was also clearly trespassing but officials have yet to decide if it’s just and fair to charge him.