EUGENE, Ore. -- A man sitting on the railway was hit by a train east of the riverfront early Saturday morning in Eugene, police said. Police identified the man as Beau Walker Hodge, a transient from the Eugene area that was born in 1980.
Reports from Riverbend medical Sunday afternoon said that Hodge is alive.
EPD officers came out to the railway tracks near Franklin Boulevard and the Riverfront Parkway at around 4:30 a.m. after they got a call about a pedestrian vs. train accident.
Reports said that the Union Pacific train headed west found Hodge sitting on the tracks. The train didn't have enough time to stop and hit the man.
Lieutenant Doug Mozan with EPD said that Hodge has a history with law enforcement, as well as with that area.
Hodge suffered multiple broken bones throughout his body and had a severe head injury. The man went into surgery at Riverbend Hospital and is being treated for life threatening injuries.