A 30-year-old woman was injured Thursday afternoon when a light-rail train hit her at Othello Station in South Seattle.
Firefighters found her on the ground between the train and the station platform, and moved her to a more stable position for treatment, Seattle Fire Department spokesperson Kristin Tinsley said Friday morning. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.
Details are under investigation, but the incident happened at the south entrance to the northbound passenger platform, Sound Transit spokesperson John Gallagher said.
This area, along South Othello Street, includes crosswalks over the rails, and is among the busiest places in the 24-mile corridor. In recent months, transportation agencies have added flashing train-icon signs facing the walkways to warn people walking as a train approaches.
The incident happened at 2:55 p.m., and service returned to normal by 3:30 p.m., with a half-hour delay to passengers.
This is the sixth collision of 2022 and the year’s first involving a pedestrian along Sound Transit’s 1 Line, which historically averages one collision per month with a vehicle or person since service began mid-2009.