TOPEKA, Kan. — They say Superman came from Kansas. One man might be a distant relative after authorities say he was walking along a set of train tracks wearing heads phones and was hit by a train — but then he got up and walked away.
Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones told the Associated Press the train conductor was near Topeka, Kan., on Thursday when he saw a man walking along the railroad tracks. The conductor slowed the locomotive and blew the horn, but 25-year-old Kristopher Wenberg didn’t hear the warning signal and was hit.
Wenberg went to a hospital where he was treated for cuts on his legs and shoulder.
Wenberg could be cited for criminal trespassing as it’s illegal to walk along railroad tracks.