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Woman sustains life-threatening injuries after being hit by train in Fayetteville

Posted November 12, 2016

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— A woman sustained life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a train Friday night in Fayetteville, according to police.

The woman, whose name is being withheld until her family is notified, was hit by the train around 9:30 p.m. on the rail line along Winslow Street near the Blount Street intersection. A witness found the woman and called 911.

The woman was alert when emergency personnel responded. She was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

A CSX spokeswoman said the company is working with Fayetteville police in the investigation.

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  • Jj Parker Nov 13, 2016
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    Unless there was some sort of impairment. Whether caused by drugs or cognitive I don't think I will ever understand how someone can be struck by a train. I hope she is on the mend to a full recovery.