• Woman's legs severed in Aberdeen train accident

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    ABERDEEN, Wash. - A woman is at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after her legs were severed when she was hit by a train in Aberdeen.

    Aberdeen police officers said they were in the downtown area when they heard a scream at about 12:07 a.m. Thursday. As they checked the area, police dispatch notified them of an accident involving a train and a pedestrian on the railroad tracks near Harbor Battery.

    Officers were told the pedestrian’s legs had been severed.

    The officers applied tourniquets to the victim's legs to try to stop the bleeding, until Aberdeen Fire Department medics arrived and transported her to Grays Harbor Community Hospital. Once there, the victim, a woman about 43 years old, was stabilized and airlifted Harborview Medical Center.

    Police said the train had been traveling eastbound and its operator was unaware there had been an accident.

    Officers said the area where the accident occurred is a high trespass area and is marked with no trespassing signs.

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