Person struck by train in Pawtucket, second incident in hours

By: News Staff


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PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Pawtucket Police told ABC6 News a person was struck by a train in Pawtucket Saturday afternoon, the second incident of its kind in just a few hours.

The victim was alert and conscious when first-responders arrived to the tracks at Conant Street around noon. They were immediately transported to Rhode Island Hospital.

Amtrak spokesperson Marc Magliari said this incident was not fatal. No passengers or crew members on the train were injured. Delays were reported, but are currently being cleared, Magliari said.

Police did not immediately have further information on the incident.

This is the second person struck by a train in northern Rhode Island Saturday. Police have not said these incidents are connected.

The first known of by ABC6 was in Providence at 7 a.m., where a 26-year-old man was seriously injured after being hit by an Amtrak train. He was conscious on the scene, and is expected to live.

Check back with ABC6 News for more information on this developing story.

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