Woman injured in Brattleboro train accident

BRATTLEBORO - A woman was hurt Friday afternoon when she either was hit by an Amtrak train or jumped to avoid being struck, police said.

Brattleboro police Sgt. Mark Carignan said the woman, whose name was not released, suffered "significant" injuries and was found near the abutment of a railroad bridge spanning the West River where it meets the Connecticut River.

"Whether the train hit her - the circumstances under which she fell - all of that is being investigated," Carignan said at the scene.

It is a 25-foot drop from the tracks to the ground where medics treated the woman before she was transported via a waiting Rescue Inc. ambulance.

The victim was conscious and speaking to emergency responders, Carignan said.

The accident was reported at 12:34 p.m.

The southbound train stopped nearby and was held for less than an hour while police investigated. Putney Road remained open.


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