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Man injured after being hit by train near downtown Las Vegas

A man was injured Monday afternoon when he was hit by a train near downtown Las Vegas.

The Union Pacific Corp. called the Las Vegas Fire Department to the scene on the Washington Avenue overpass near Main Street shortly after 2 p.m., Fire Department spokesman Tim Szymanski said.

Fire officials pulled the man from under the train and took him to University Medical Center with moderate to serious injuries, the department said on Twitter.

The railroad company could not immediately be reached for more information.

Contact Blake Apgar at bapgar@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5298. Follow @blakeapgar on Twitter.

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