MVPD investigating hit-and-run that pushed motorcycle under train

MOUNT VERNON — A hit-and-run Monday night in Mt. Vernon sent a motorcyclist to the hospital for injuries suffered when pushed under a passing train.

Mt. Vernon police say they are investigating the incident that happened on Shawnee Street Monday night.

The motorcyclist was reportedly stopped at the crossing waiting for a train to pass, when a black vehicle apparently struck the motorcycle from behind, forcing it under the train.

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, and police are searching for the driver of the black car.

If you have any information, you’re asked to┬ácontact the Mt. Vernon Police Department at 618-242-2727.