A man and woman were walking near the tracks in Little Italy when the woman’s foot got caught by one of the train’s wheels.
The couple, said to be dressed for a night on the town, were walking together near Beech and California Streets around 1 a.m.
The man was not injured. He told police they decided to get close to the train because they knew it was coming. The next thing he knew, he was running alongside the train and his friend was underneath.
Police estimate the train was traveling around 10 mph.
“We believe based on evidence at the scene that her foot got caught by one of the wheels,” said Lt. David Rohowits.
“Obviously with the force of the train going by, even at the slow speed, it dragged her under and caused the severe injuries.”
The woman suffered severe injuries to her arm, chest and foot police said.
The conductor was unaware the train had hit the woman because one of the side cars, not the engine, was involved in the incident.
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