Woman hurt while trying to extricate boy from car on tracks

December 9, 2016 GMT

BELMONT, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a woman trying to pull a 6-year-old child from a car stuck on railroad tracks outside of Boston was seriously injured when a train struck her vehicle.

Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan says there were three boys in the car at about 8 a.m. Friday when the 58-year-old driver got stuck in Belmont.

An 11-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy escaped safely, but the woman was outside her vehicle still trying to get the 6-year-old boy out when the commuter inbound train to Boston struck her car.

She was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The boys were taken to the hospital as a precaution, although they were unhurt. Only the oldest boy was the woman’s son.

No names were released.

Sullivan says the investigation is ongoing.