Woman survives being struck by train in Duncan

DUNCAN, S.C. (AP) — A woman walking on a Duncan street has survived after she was hit by a train.

Duncan Fire Chief Barry Frost saw the whole incident happen Wednesday morning.

Frost told the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg the woman was looking down as she walked and never lifted her head as she came to the railroad crossing.

Frost says the train tossed the woman about 15 feet in the air and she landed about 30 feet away in gravel near the tracks.

The chief says he called the incident in and asked for a medical helicopter to stand by. But when paramedics arrived, the woman was conscious and able to talk to emergency workers.

Frost says he has never seen anything like it in his 26 years as a firefighter.

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Information from: Herald-Journal, http://www.goupstate.com/

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