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Woman Trapped Beneath Train at Red Line Station Removed From Tracks [UPDATED]

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Friday morning a woman was rescued from beneath a Red Line subway train at the Hollywood/Western station.

The Los Angeles Fire Department reported the incident shortly after 8 a.m. The victim was conscious, and rescue personnel were able to remove the woman soon after. She was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Details of how the woman came to be on the tracks remain unknown. A Metro official said the train "made contact with" the woman, described as a pedestrian in her 40s, according to City News Service.

Metro is reporting some disruption of service, and are keeping passengers apprised via Twitter:

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UPDATE 2:55PM: Authorities say the woman was seen jumping onto the tracks in front of the train. According to the LAFD, the unidentified woman suffered injuries to her face and upper body, and is in serious condition.