An Alton man remains in critical condition after he was struck by an Amtrak train on Sunday morning in East Alton. Authorities say 60 year old Robert Dale was walking south along the tracks near the Olin facility and Wood River Creek when he was apparently clipped by the passing northbound train.
Dale was not walking directly on the tracks, but obviously close enough to be struck and seriously injured. He was treated at the scene just after 9:30am Sunday and then airlifted to a hospital in St. Louis for continued treatment. The Amtrak was traveling from San Antonio to Chicago and no one on board was hurt.