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Wayne County woman injured after getting hit by train

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A woman was hit by a train in Wayne County, landing her in the hospital with serious injuries.

Just before 6 p.m. Saturday, a young woman was walking along the train tracks just off of James River Road heading westbound with her back towards the train.

A neighbor reported hearing a lot of commotion, and finding the woman screaming in agony after being hit. Her name was not released.

Officials can't stress enough the danger of walking railroad tracks, even with it seems to be all clear.

"The train always has the right of way, and it can take half a mile, or a quarter of a mile to stop a train," said James Cooper with the Ceredo Volunteer Fire Dept. "You know, they don't stop on a dime. There's a lot of weight there, so it takes a long distance for the train to stop."

CSX and the Wayne County Sheriff's Dept. are investigating the accident. The woman was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital. Firefighters said she had serious injuries to her lower body.