Woman Hit By Train Near Frame Park

The train vs. pedestrian accident in Waukesha on Monday sent a woman to the hospital.

Flight For Life leaves the scene of a train vs. pedestrian accident in Waukesha. Credit: Sarah Millard.
Flight For Life leaves the scene of a train vs. pedestrian accident in Waukesha. Credit: Sarah Millard.
Updated 5:40 p.m. Monday with information from WISN 12 News.

A 40-year-old woman was hit by a train about 12:30 p.m. Monday at White Rock Avenue and has been transported to Froedtert Hospital with life threatening injuries, according to Waukesha Police Lt. Ty Hoffman.

The woman was treated on scene by Waukesha paramedics before being transported via Flight For Life. Her shoes could be seen lying in the roadway near the tracks.

The crossing arms were down at the time of the accident. Traffic resumed normal patterns about 1:45 p.m.

WISN 12 News spoke with a witness who described the woman as frequent walker in Frame Park. The woman walks with a limp and the witness believes she may not have been able to walk away from the train in time, the TV station is reporting.

"We heard the squealing of the train brakes, and we were wondering what had occurred at that point, and that moment we drove up here, and unfortunately saw the lady on the ground," Waukesha Parks Department employee John Sorenson told WISN 12 News.

Monday's accident was the second train vs. pedestrian accident in under two weeks in Waukesha. A 56-year-old man received non-life threatening injuries after being hit by the train near Arcadian Avenue on July 23.

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Louise August 06, 2013 at 07:43 PM
The emotionally and socially impotent really shine in internet com boxes.
Valadhiel August 07, 2013 at 01:20 PM
What does it matter if she had some sort of mental illness or not? She was hit a by a bloody train. In my book, that is dire, no matter how insensitive you choose to be about someone. I'm not so selfish as to assign some sort of blame to make sure you don't have to feel sorry for her. Things happen. Judging by the thousands of lumbering idiots I see in Waukesha every day and the amount of grammar mistakes in these comments, most of you have absolutely no place to judge in the first place, so shut your gob and next time something happens, next time you almost fall down those stairs or drop that glass piece, remember that this could have easily been you.
jason k August 07, 2013 at 01:26 PM
Carl Spackler, you're a real piece of work.
Carl Spackler August 08, 2013 at 01:41 PM
The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald... striking. So, I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one - big hitter, the Lama - long, into a ten-thousand foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-lagunga. So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.
Tim Seltz August 08, 2013 at 08:31 PM
This was simply an accident. I wish the best for her and her family.


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