Indianapolis man hit by train in Franklin

A 27-year-old man was hit by a train after playing on the tracks outside a Franklin bar early Saturday, police said.
Indianapolis resident Matthew Huffaker was taken to Indiana University Health Methodist  Hospital with internal injuries after the accident, Franklin Police Chief Tim O’Sullivan said.
The accident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday near BoJaks Bar and Grille, located between Jefferson and Monroe streets next to the Louisville & Indiana Railroad line.
He was in critical condition on Saturday, O’Sullivan said.
The man, his fiancée and another friend were playing on the tracks as a train was  approaching, O’Sullivan said. Huffaker had not moved far enough away from the tracks and the metal railing on the train’s stairs clipped him and flung him to the ground, causing internal injuries, O’Sullivan said.
Witnesses said that Huffaker had been drinking alcohol, but police don’t know to what extent or whether it was a factor in the accident, O’Sullivan said.
Police are investigating but do not suspect foul play, he said.
The weather prevented a medical helicopter from taking Huffaker to Indianapolis, so medics took him in an ambulance, O’Sullivan said.
Employees on the train saw the man get hit and stopped the train, O’Sullivan said.