NORFOLK-- A woman is expected to recover after being hit by a Norfolk Southern train early Saturday morning.

A spokesperson for the police department confirms that dispatchers received a call about a female being struck by a train around 1:49 a.m.

Crews responded to the 2300 block of Church Street and located an adult female with a severed left foot.

The woman had apparently being laying over the tracks as the train approached the area.

She was transported to Sentara Norfolk General and is considered to be in stable condition.

The incident remains under investigation.

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