BEAVERTON, Ore. -- A woman looking at her phone was struck by a freight train in Beaverton Thursday afternoon, police said.
Beaverton police spokesman Mike Rowe said Cindy Rodriguez, 26, was hit around 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Southwest Lombard Avenue and Beaverton Hillsdale Highway.
The woman was looking at her phone, and was in a crosswalk when she was hit, Rowe said. The train's safety barriers were down and warning lights were flashing, witnesses told police. The conductor operator could be heard sounding the horn, and he went out onto the engine's walkway to yell at Rodriguez in an attempt to get her attention.
"The train engineer and conductor both saw her and were doing everything they could to get her attention and to get the train to stop," Rowe said in a news release.
Medics rushed the woman to a hospital. She suffered significant injuries to her legs, firefighters said.
Rowe said the woman's injuries were life-threatening. Her name was not immediately released.
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