Close Call: Woman Survives Being Run Over by Train In Springfield

Close Call: Woman Survives Being Run Over by Train In Springfield

Close Call: Woman Survives Being Run Over by Train In Springfield

UPDATE: The young lady is reportedly in good condition, according to TriStar Skyline.

SPRINGFIELD, TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A woman is lucky to be alive after being run over by a train Monday morning in Springfield.

The incident occurred near the W Hillcrest Dr & Industrial Dr intersection, the first call coming into 911 at 10:24 AM.  MAP

According to officials, the female (in her 40s)  may have been homeless and somehow ended up in the middle of the railroad tracks and lost consciousness. Officials believe she likely had a medical emergency and had the unfortunate timing to end up in between the tracks.

Officials say a CSX conductor noticed the woman at the last minute so there wasn’t time to stop. Fortunately, the unresponsive woman had a petite frame so the train went right over her without causing serious injury. The next train was notified and confirmed it was a body, stopping just short of the woman and medics were called.

Upon close examination, the woman was barely breathing with critical vitals and life-threatening hypothermia suggesting she had been there for some time, according to Robertson County EMS. She also had a deep laceration to her knee but precisely how she sustained the injury was not clear but the injury was not life-threatening.

The woman was transported to TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield and then moved to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

The mechanics of the woman’s survival would (at the very least) be classified as miraculous. In the middle of a medical emergency, she falls in between the tracks and becomes hypothermic. She then (via some unknown mechanism) sustains a laceration to her knee and finally is run over by a train that somehow fails to inflict serious injury.

Smokey Barn News is working to get an update on the woman’s condition, as soon as we have it, we will bring it to you.  Reload this page for updates.

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