UPDATE: Young Girl Hurt Along Railroad Tracks

UPDATE 8/27/13 @ 10:15 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A middle school student was hurt on her way to school when the wind of a moving train knocked her to the ground.

It happened about 8 a.m. along the railroad tracks at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Lee Street.

Charleston Police say the girl was walking too close to the moving train when the wind from the moving vehicle knocked her down. The girl says the train did not hit her.

The girl was on her way to school at Stonewall Jackson Middle School when it happened. She was taken to the hospital with an ankle injury.

The train was stopped for a short time, blocking the railroad crossing at the intersection of Lee Street and Delaware Avenue. The crossing has since reopened.



ORIGINAL STORY
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A railroad crossing on Charleston's west side is closed after the wind from a moving train knocked a middle school student to the ground.

It happened about 8 a.m. along the railroad tracks at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Lee Street.

Charleston Police say the girl was walking too close to the moving train when the wind from the moving vehicle knocked her down. The girl says the train did not hit her.

The girl was on her way to school at Stonewall Jackson Middle School when it happened. She was taken to the hospital with an ankle injury.

Right now, the train is stopped and the railroad crossing is closed at the intersection of Lee Street and Delaware Avenue.

We have a crew at the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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