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Pedestrian hit by Sounder train headed to Tacoma

A pedestrian was struck by a Sounder train en route to the Tacoma Dome station Thursday evening, authorities say.

Sound Transit spokesman Scott Thompson said train No.1523 left King Street Station in Seattle at 5:45 p.m. and struck the pedestrian about 2 miles east of the Tacoma Station.

The female victim was struck around 6:40 p.m., according to Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool. The victim was transported to a local hospital. She was reported to be in critical condition.

As of 7:30 p.m., the Sounder train was stopped at the collision site. Thompson said the train should start moving again around 8 p.m.

Another Sounder train, which left King Street at 6:30 p.m., was held at the Puyallup station. Buses were to be provided to get passengers to points south, Thompson said.

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