Man Hospitalized After Being Struck By Train

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Police say a train hit and seriously injured a 34-year-old man early Sunday morning in St. Paul.

St. Paul Police spokesman John Keating said officers responded to the area around 1 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of North Oxford Street and Jessamine Avenue West, where they found the man who suffered serious injuries.

Keating said Jason Moreau was apparently walking along the railroad tracks when he was struck by the passing train, however Keating said details of the accident are not clear.

He was transported to Regions Hospital. His condition is not known at this time.

  • ump

    Watch out for that train!!! ….too late.

    • Matt Leneau

      god your a tool….

      • Sarah 'Kubat' Miller

        Huge Tool. All of you nerds, rather than posting about someone and something you don’t know anything about, you should get back to your game of risk! Seriously get a job and a life, or at least one of them!

  • Skeezer

    Duh…. It’s 16ft high, 10ft wide, and has a 160db horn on the front – GET OUT OF THE WAY !!!

  • Manny

    With the exception of a few (very few) outrageous circumstances, there is no excuse for getting hit by a train. However, and I don’t mean to imply that this was the cause of the accident but the inbound trains in the NorthEnd/Como neighborhoods speed like bats out of hell. I live close to the train bridge on Maryland ave west and my entire house shakes when the train comes speeding through at 3am. Anyway, does anyone know what kind of speed limits are in place for railroads within city limits?

    • manny

      Anyway, my sympathy and well wishes to Jason and his family/friends.

  • funnyrabbit

    Police responded at 1am? Was he drunk?

  • Skeezer

    Ok peeps… I’m placing my money on intoxication

    • manny

      3 blocks from halftime rec and gabes… probably a safe bet.

  • pat

    How bombed do you have to be?

  • Meghan

    You people do realize this man is somebody’s son, father, husband, or extended family person & they are worried about him, & you guys sit here making assumptions? GET A LIFE!

    • manny

      And you sit here waiting to beleaguer the people with no lives about what they post on an internet comment board? Excuse me but your bleeding-heart is dripping on my socks. Also, I missed the part where you expressed any sympathy to Jason or his family and friends. Get your own life.

  • jenny miller

    No one should be making assumptions of any kind…including you, the BNSF worker. You are not the judge and jury here…and this is someone’s son, husband, cousin, and father. Have a little decency and mind your own business. Instead of judgment, how about you put that energy into praying for the family of this young man. And then hug your family and tell them you love them each night, no matter what.

  • Poopy The Clown

    Don’t stand in front of the train !

  • Erik Moreau

    This is a very close family member of mine…. I can’t believe the insensitivity of what I am reading here while a fine young man with two young children is fighting for his life in a hospital and hanging on by a thread after a tragic accident. Some of you people should be ashamed…..

    • Damian

      @Erik, I’ve known him since 5th grade. It saddens my heart that this has happened. My prayers are with your family. I grew up with all 3 of the boys.

      • Erik Moreau

        I am the cousin from Vermont, visited Andover many times, maybe we met when they graduated. Thanks for the kind words.

  • Kelly Kenfield

    I agree with you Erik. I’m a friend of Jason’s for the last 15 years. He’s a great person, and a great dad. The comments by the insensitive people are horrible! What has our world come to where you people would actually write those things! Ashamed isn’t even the word. You people are horrible! You don’t even deserve to have your name on the same page with Jason!

  • Jennifer Westerlund

    This was a very tragic accident and a complete shock. I graduated with Jason. He was always very sweet and kind. My prays go out to him and his family in this trying time.

  • Wittness

    The first comments are a little harsh, but their point is.. If you are a 30+ yr old father..What are you doing walking the tracks at night, not moving when a large shining light and extremely loud horn blares at you while the ground is shaking? You have to be either on GHB or on a death wish. Either way, we will all be collectively punished for this. Fences will be put up, tresspassing and security will be upped.

  • Meghan B

    I have been blessed to know Jason as long as I have from going up to the cabin and many hold ’em nights with him & our families. I’m pulling for you Jason!

  • Natalie Halverson

    Prayers to you Jason & family.
    Some people should really be ashamed for not even knowing him and judging.Obvuously something was seriously wrong at the time of the accident.
    Get a heart.

  • jerilyn andrajack

    Moreau family, I am so sorry for what you are all going through. I’m struggeling finding an update. Jason and I go way back, we had many tp wars. Most of all he was always so fun to be around. I haven’t seen him in years. I do pray he will make a full recovery.

    To all you that are making dumb comments….c’mon enough. That is just wrong. No matter what happened he is still in pain.

    • Erin Schlosser

      They have a CaringBridge up.

  • Buck

    Terrible shock, Definitely praying for Jason, his brother, and the whole Moreau family. Friends may drift as life gets in the way, but those bonds never fade. I truly hope to talk to you soon Jay

  • Matt Leneau

    I was best friends with Jason since we were in 9th grade, and know the family well. To see some of the comments that people have left, makes me wonder what kind of people are really out there. Oh wait, I got it, people with no heart whats so ever. This is man that has done more in his 34 years than most of the heartless cowards that have posted insensitive comments on this site could accomplish in an entire lifetime. He is a loving father, husband, twin brother, and older brother, son, and beloved friend. As time has passed and we all have gotten older, we have drifted apart, but that does not mean that I will ever forget the hours that we have spent at my kitchen table playing cards, hunting, or golfing. I really hope that some of the D-Bags that continue to post negative comments have KARMA come up and kick you in the rear end….and trust me, that is something that you cant out run. Just my 2 cents.

    • Jennifer Westerlund

      I love your 2 cents Matt. I totally agree.

  • Ellen

    Well said Matt. You people should spend more time focusing on positive energy and the world would be a better place. This is one of the best families I have ever known and J is a kind and loving person. You should all feel ashamed of yourselves.

  • KPribil

    Some of you people should be ashamed of what you have said. This man has family and friends, put yourself in their shoes then ask yourself if you would have posted those comments. I am sure most of you would not have, and would not enjoy reading things like that after a horrible accident involving your friend or family

  • Laura Krause

    Amen to those who are refusing to be part of the assumptions and horrible comments on here. The truth is that we don’t know what happened for sure and more importantly, who cares?! This is a human being who is in a lot of pain right now and who has family that need him.
    I pray for a speedy and complete recovery and for peace for his family.

  • Eduardo

    Who knows why some accidents happen? We don’t know the facts, and there’s a good chance that we never will. But we all know how insensitive, d-bag a-hole comments happen….insensitive, d-bag a-holes post them. It’s a fact.

    Don’t you d-bags have puppies to kick or fires to start?

  • Tony

    Wow. It baffles me.. the lack of intelligence and all around lack of common decency there are in certain individuals out there. I wouldn’t even grant you the privilege as to call you a human being if you are one of the disgusting piles of trash commenting on here.. looking for your 2 secs worth of social fame at degrading Jason for your own amusement. Not only does it showcase your lack of maturity, morals, compassion, or any resemblance of what it is to be human.. but it also illustrates how pathetic some of you are in that you have nothing worthwhile in your own sorry existence. You are not funny, amusing, intelligent, or worthy of another thought or written reply. Go look for acceptance somewhere else because you won’t find it here.

    Enough said about that. Jason is the one that deserves the spotlight and attention here. It is clear this man is surrounded by a community of family and loved ones that are all gathered to support him in these difficult days ahead. This is obviously a man who has touched and inspired many and has contributed to the human race. May you be reminded of all of this Jason and may it bring you peace as well. We are praying for your speedy recovery back to good health and normalcy again. I am praying for you, your family, and loved ones.

    It is a shame that it takes an experience like this to bring so many together. Fear not though my friends.. as tragic as this has been on Jason and all of us.. there is balance in the universe and there is a lot of good left to come of this. You must all have faith and continue to be strong for Jason and each other. Amen.

    • John

      Its a terrible tragedy that he had to lose his mother this past winter and now this.

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