Gastonia man hit by train faces charges


SHELBY, N.C. - Officials say a man who survived being hit by a train now faces charges, including trespassing.

A train hit 50-year-old Anthony Gerome Sanders of Gastonia on Thursday evening. He was treated at a hospital for injuries and was released Friday.

Police say Sanders and a woman were walking on the tracks, which Norfolk Southern owns. They say they woman got out of the way, while the train clipped Sanders.

He's charged with trespassing on a railroad right of way and impeding the operation of a railroad.  It wasn't clear Saturday if he has an attorney.

Norfolk Southern Railroad police and Gastonia police are investigating.