VILLAGE OF PEWAUKEE, WI (WTAQ) - Police say a man hit by a freight train last weekend was so drunk he didn’t realize he’d been hit. Thomas J. Boersma of the Village of Pewaukee passed out last Sunday on Canadian Pacific railroad tracks. The 31 year old suffered serious injuries when the freight train hit him. Boersma told investigating officers he had no memory of being hit by a train. The conductor says he saw a person lying on the gravel, resting his back on the rail. The train had been traveling at 48 miles per hour when it hit him. When the conductor and engineer got off to look for him, they couldn’t find him. When police found Boersma, he had suffered severe injuries to his buttocks and left arm, but he refused medical treatment. Police say he often walks along the railroad tracks and has passed out on the tracks in the past. He was cited this time for trespass on railroad property.
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