Pedestrian struck by train at Tarentum crossing
A train struck and seriously injured a pedestrian on Sunday night as she crossed the Fifth Avenue tracks on Corbet Street in Tarentum.
The woman was “semi-conscious,” but had severe injuries when she was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital about 8:30 p.m., said Brad James, deputy chief of Eureka fire-rescue.
Her name and a condition report were not available.
James could not elaborate on the nature of her injuries, but Eureka EMS responders stabilized her neck at 8:20 p.m. before taking her to the landing zone at the Tarentum Marina for the flight to the hospital. Police did not say where she would be treated.
Harrison police Officer Doug Helgert said Allegheny County police will review surveillance footage on the tracks to determine how the accident occurred.
“Right now, we don't really have an idea,” he said. “We don't know how fast the train was going, but it's usually not too fast through this area.”
Norfolk Southern officials could not be reached for comment. Helgert said police interviewed the train's conductor but knew of no other witnesses.
Braden Ashe is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4673 or email@example.com.
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