Man Tries To Outrun Freight Train While Walking His Dog

A Tucumcari man is in satisfactory condition at an Amarillo hospital after trying to outrun a freight train on foot.

46-year-old Isaac Pacheco, Jr. was hit by a Union Pacific train at the tracks and Rock Island Avenue on Friday.

A Tucumcari police report says Pacheco was hit when he tried to run across the train tracks to beat the train.

He was apparently walking with his German Shepherd when he was hit.

The dog was not injured and officers say he was standing by Pacheco when they arrived.