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Woman airlifted to Harborview after train strikes bicycle

Medics respond to a woman who was hurt after her bicycle was hit by a train in Auburn on Friday afternoon.
Medics respond to a woman who was hurt after her bicycle was hit by a train in Auburn on Friday afternoon. Courtesy

A bicyclist was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after her bike was struck by a train Friday afternoon, according to the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

The incident happened on the Stuck River Bridge just before 4 p.m., the Auburn-based fire department posted on Twitter.

The woman was walking her bicycle when it was hit by a train, which made her fall five feet to a ledge.

Firefighters rescued the woman from the ledge, then arranged to have her transported to Harborview with non-life-threatening injuries.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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