Woman hospitalized after being struck by train in North Adams
The woman, identified Wednesday as 29-year-old Lindsay Bolte, was taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield after being struck on a section of railroad between Western Gateway Heritage State Park and the American Legion shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday.
She is expected to survive, according to police.
The train was traveling westbound and came to a full stop shortly after the woman was struck, according to North Adams Police Sgt. James Burdick.
The Pan Am Railways line was closed from the time of the accident until about 10:30 p.m. The section of parking lot behind the Freight Yard Pub also was temporarily closed off.
The accident is being investigated by North Adams Police in collaboration with railroad police.
North Adams Ambulance, North Adams Fire and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section responded to the scene.
The section of railroad just south of the accident site frequently is crossed by pedestrians traveling between the former Sons of Italy parking lot on Christopher Columbus Drive and the American Legion parking lot on American Legion Drive.
The bridge on which the woman was struck crosses the Hoosic River from behind the American Legion property to behind the Freight Yard Pub and Western Gateway Heritage State Park. It is not open to the public, but it includes a small walkway for railroad employees.
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