CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WPRI) — An investigation is underway after a man was struck by a train in Cumberland early Friday morning.

Crews responded to the scene around 3 a.m. in the area of Mendon Road and Ann and Hope Way.

Officials say a homeless man was sleeping on the tracks when he was struck and dragged under the train about five feet.

The man is conscious and alert and is being taken to a local hospital.

Residents in the area told 12 News there is a small homeless encampment in the woods.

The scene has since been cleared.

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