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Woman struck by commuter rail train in Framingham

A 77-year-old Framingham woman was struck and seriously injured by an MBTA commuter rail train in downtown Framingham today, an incident that led to the closure of a main intersection in the town and to delays in the commute west of Boston.

According to Framingham police and Transit Police, the woman was struck by an inbound train traveling on Track 2 near the Framingham commuter rail station around 7:20 a.m. The woman was hit near the intersection of Waverly and Concord streets, which are also known as Routes 135 and 126, respectively, an MBTA spokeswoman said.

The woman was medflighted to a Boston hospital where she was being treated for serious injuries, Transit Police said. At the hospital, the woman spoke briefly with police, and the circumstances of the incident remain under investigation, Transit Police said.

Police closed the intersections as a result of the incident, but it has since reopened it after 9 a.m. today, according to Framingham police.

The T reports that inbound trains are delayed by 10 to 20 minutes because of the incident and investigation, a condition that is expected to last until about 11 a.m. today.

No further information is currently available.

Source: Boston Globe