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Person struck by train near Burke Centre; delays on Manassas Line

Update (7 p.m.): A 15-year-old was the one struck by a train Wednesday afternoon while walking with a friend on the tracks, near the intersection of Glasgow Woods Court and Leafy Woods Court, according to Fairfax County police.

The friend jumped off the tracks as the train approached, but the 15-year-old did not and was struck by the Norfolk Southern train, according to Lucy Caldwell, a Farifax County police spokeswoman. The teen was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A Norfolk Southern spokesman said the company plans to investigate the incident.

-- Clarence Williams

Original post: VRE reports that a person was struck by a train near Burke Centre. In an alert, the commuter line said the accident was not fatal.

Trains on the Manassas Line are experiencing 15-minute delays waiting for congestion to clear around the area, the agency said.

By Michael Bolden  |  December 30, 2009; 5:12 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Congestion  | Tags: REV  
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