A pedestrian was struck by a Sounder train on its way to the Tacoma Dome station Thursday evening, authorities say.
Sound Transit spokesman Scott Thompson said train No. 1523 left King Street Station in Seattle at 5:45 p.m. and struck the pedestrian about two miles east of the Tacoma station.
The female victim was struck around 6:40 p.m., according to Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool. The victim was transported to a local hospital. She was reported to be in critical condition.
As of 7:30 p.m., the Sounder train was stopped at the collision site. Thompson said the train should start moving again around 8 p.m.
Another Sounder train which left King Street at 6:30 p.m. was held at the Puyallup station. Buses were to be provided to get passengers to points south, Thompson said.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.