Man on tracks nearly struck by Tempe light rail

Posted at 7:31 AM, Oct 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-04 10:31:39-04

Police officers say a man was nearly hit by a Tempe light rail train overnight while he was lying on the tracks.

The light rail reportedly stopped just before hitting the man near 3rd Street and Ash Avenue around 1:15 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the man was intoxicated and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

No other information was immediately known.