PAINESVILLE TWP., Ohio - A Lake County man is recovering after being hit by a train Monday morning.
Deputies with the Lake County Sheriff's Office said Nyles Sealey, 18, of Painesville may have been trying to beat an oncoming westbound train when he was struck around 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 3.
According to witness accounts, deputies said Sealey had been racing alongside the westbound train on his bike and was struck when the train entered the intersection along US 20 Mentor Road.
Evidence suggest Sealey may have tried to cross the intersection ahead of the train but was instead clipped by the engine.
The impact of the crash caused Sealey to be thrown from his bicycle and roll several feet off the northside of the road.
Paramedics rushed Sealey to Tri-Point Hospital with serious injuries before transporting him to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland via Life Flight.
Deputies do not believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.
The accident remains under investigation with the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
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