CHICO, Calif. -

A man was hit by a train in Chico Monday night.

It happened around 6:00pm. California Highway Patrol officers said 34-year Leon Ruiz  was standing on the train tracks facing north on East Avenue and was struck by a train traveling southbound.

Ruiz was taken to the hospital with multiple leg fractures.

The accident is still under investigation. Check back with KRCR News Channel 7 for more information as it becomes available.