Investigation into ‘pedestrian and train accident’ shuts down 2 Olathe railroad crossings for nearly 3 hours

OLATHE, Kan. — Santa Fe and Harold railroad crossings were closed in Olathe, Kan., Monday for nearly three hours.

According to a tweet from the city, a “pedestrian and train accident” occurred between Mulberry and Harold Street, but Olathe police say the person thought to have been struck by the train told officers he was able to maneuver away from the train and was not struck.

By 11 a.m., all railroad traffic was running normal again.

In a separate incident, a vehicle with high-profile struck the sign located on the Spruce Street railroad bridge which closed that location for a short period of time.