A female walking with friends on railroad tracks six miles south of Edmonds was struck by a Sounder train just after 6 p.m. Tuesday and was taken to Harborview Medical Center.
Sound Transit spokesperson Geoff Patrick said that a northbound Sounder train “came upon four trespassers on the track” –Â three males and one female. “The train operator began applying the brakes and sounding the horn. The female trespasser did not get out of the way in time and was struck, thankfully at a reduced speed,” Patrick said.
The train was delayed 50 minutes while police conducted an initial investigation, and investigative work is continuing, he added.
According to Fire District No. 1 spokesperson Leslie Hynes, Edmonds paramedics responded to the Edmonds train depot, where the train had brought the female to meet paramedics so she could be transported to Harborview.
My Edmonds News online partner The Seattle Times reported via AP that the female who was struck was a teenager, and that her injuries were not life-threatening. More information on that report is here.