Man hit, dragged by train he tried to beat

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A man was hospitalized in critical condition after he tried to beat a train on foot and was hit and dragged early Sunday.

At 1:46 a.m., a Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to the corner of Laney-Walker Boulevard and Fifth Street, where he found Gregory Bernard Walden, 52, with multiple injuries to his head and torso. Walden was listed as homeless in a police incident report.

Walden told the deputy he thought he could beat the train, the report said.

He was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

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