Brattleboro: Two hospitalized, one struck by train


BRATTLEBORO >> Two people were hospitalized after trying to avoid a train heading from Bellows Falls.

"Two people were walking north on the train tracks," Brattleboro Police Lt. Robert Perkins said Sunday at the scene around 2 p.m. "The Amtrack passenger train was coming south. As it approached the bridge, it saw that there were two people on the bridge. The train tried to brake. Both subjects ran back southbound. One of the subjects got struck by the train."

According to Perkins, the train was stopping in Brattleboro. Starting in St. Albans, the train was on its "routine travels" heading to southern parts of the state. No passengers were hurt.

"The Amtrack has just been released and they're back on their way again," said Perkins.

Members of the Brattleboro Police Department, Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc. assisted at the scene. Their vehicles were parked off to the side of Putney Road near electrical equipment.

Both people were hospitalized but Perkins said he was not sure what types of injuries they had sustained.

"This is an investigation that's going to be continuing with the assistance of the Amtrack authorities," he said.

More information is expected to come in a press release.

Contact Chris Mays at or 802-254-2311, ext. 273.


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