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Young girl in serious condition after train rolls over leg: Hamilton police

Hamilton police say a young girl is in serious condition after a train rolled over her leg.
Hamilton police say a young girl is in serious condition after a train rolled over her leg. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Hamilton police say a young girl is in serious condition after she fell onto rail tracks and a slow-moving train rolled over her leg.

Police said in a statement that officers were called to the rail tracks west of Gage Avenue South between Maplewood and Cumberland avenues after 6:10 p.m. on Thursday. The statement said the girl was playing with friends near the tracks.

“It is unclear at this point if the children were attempting to jump onto the slow-moving train which was travelling in the area,” the statement said.

“The young female ended up falling and as a result the train ran over her leg causing serious injuries.”

Police said officers provided “life-saving measures” to the girl and that paramedics rushed the girl to hospital where she is scheduled to undergo surgery.

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Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-546-2919 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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