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Woman hit by train in Wellesley is expected to recover

A 74-year-old woman is recovering from a leg injury after a commuter rail train hit her Thursday in Wellesley, according to Transit Police.

The incident took place as the woman walked across the tracks on the system’s Worcester line near Wellesley Square station around 11:55 a.m., according to Lieutenant Richard Sullivan. She went to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with injuries that are not considered life threatening.

An engineer stopped the train and found the woman conscious, with another woman trying to help her up, Sullivan said.

Sullivan said Transit Police are still investigating exactly how the woman was struck by the train, but believe she may have fallen before the impact.


Transit Police believe the woman lives at a nearby nursing home and was crossing the tracks to go to a coffee shop as part of her daily routine, Sullivan said.

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