A train fatally struck a woman on the outside rails of tracks in Golden Gardens Park in Seattle in the 13th such fatality on BNSF tracks this year.
A woman walking along railroad tracks at Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park was killed by a commuter train Tuesday evening.
BNSF and Seattle police have not released her name. They’re trying to find out why she was on the tracks, said BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas. This is the 13th such fatality in the state on the railroad’s tracks this year, he said.
About 5:50 p.m., a northbound Sounder train headed to Everett at 45 mph hit the female on the outside rails of the tracks. The train sounded its horn, Melonas said, and applied its emergency brakes.
The train did not derail, and there were no other injuries, he said.
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Fences prohibit entrance on both sides of the track, he added.