A woman standing on the tracks just off of Commercial Street in Tigard was struck by a WES train.

A woman suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a WES commuter train in Tigard Tuesday evening.

The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. on Commercial Street, north of Highway 99W, with the closet cross street being 98th Avenue, according to Stefan Myers, a Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue spokesman.

Myers said while Life Flight was put on standby, the woman was taken by driven to the hospital.

TriMet shut down the train for a period of time and Tigard police handled the traffic situation.

Myers said he heard the train was traveling around 35 mph. when it struck the woman.

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