AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 15-year-old girl from Crockett High School has serious injuries after she was hit by a Union Pacific train on Friday morning in south Austin.
According to Austin-Travis County EMS, she was hit at West Stassney Lane and Rose Hill Circle. A Union Pacific spokesperson says the teen was walking along the tracks when she was hit. The crew on the train tried to stop and signal the teen with the train’s horn, but she did not move out of the way in time.
“With the size and speed of those trains once the conductors puts on the brakes it takes up to a mile to stop the train,” said Jeff DeGraff, a Union Pacific spokesperson.
The teen is conscious with injuries to her legs, says ATCEMS. Her injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Police say she was hit by a Union Pacific train around 5 a.m. The train was stopped, blocking West Stassney Lane near Crockett High School, but has seen moved on.
“This past year there have been three incidents involving train versus pedestrians within two miles of this area,” said DeGraff.
The Union Pacific crew will be tested for drugs or alcohol.