CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - A woman was hit by a train in Chesapeake Monday afternoon.
The pedestrian was crossing the tracks at Seaboard and Liberty Street around 3:15 p.m. when she was hit, according to Chief Sam Gulisano with the Chesapeake Fire Department.
That intersection is currently closed.
Police spokesman Ravi Sheth said the victim is a black woman in her 30s. The victim was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life-threatening injuries to her lower body.
WAVY.com spoke with a witness to the incident, Kia Robinson, who was in a nearby health facility.
"We heard screaming, ‘somebody help her, she's stuck.' So then we all ran to the door and we saw the lady's knees fallen out on the ground, I guess, and people saying she was dead," Robinson said. "And everybody came to the scene and they said the aldy was stuck under the train, she was trying to beat the train."
This is a developing story. Stay with WAVY News 10 on air and online for updates.
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