UPDATE AS OF 8:45 p.m. A woman suffered minor injuries at the Sunnyside Beach pedestrian crossing about 4:45 p.m. in Steilacoom, and was treated and released at the scene, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Spokesman Gus Melonas said. He said the train was reported to be traveling about 6 miles per hour.
It’s still being investigated whether the woman was actually hit by the train, as witnesses reported that she dove away from it, Melonas said.
The crossing has protective gates, flashers and bells, he said.
The BNSF freight train was headed from Seattle to Vancouver, Wash.
The railroad was opened again …