Pedestrian vs Train Update 12 Jun 12

Authorities have released more information on a train versus pedestrian incident in New Ulm Sunday evening. It happened at approximately 5:17pm at the railroad crossing about 450-feet north of 20th North Street in New Ulm. The engineer of the southbound Canadian Pacific train spotted a person sitting on the railroad tracks and activated the train’s emergency brakes and horn, but the train struck 41-year-old New Ulm resident Darrick Lee Postel. Witnesses reportedly saw Postel being thrown several feet by the engine of the train, and when authorities arrived he was bleeding and unconscious. He was airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he was listed in Serious condition as of Monday. No other injuries were reported, and the results of an investigation are pending.