2 struck by ‘scenic train’ in Wareham, officials say
WAREHAM — State police responded to a report of two people struck by a train here Saturday night and the incident could potentially be fatal, an official said.
The incident involved a “South Coastal Scenic train that reportedly struck two pedestrians on tracks,’’ David Procopio, a department spokesman, said in an e-mail.
The incident occurred around 8:15 p.m. near 72 Minot Ave., he said.
Troopers assigned to the Plymouth district attorney’s office have responded. The agency’s air wing is also assisting, he said.
At least a dozen emergency vehicles lined the street at about 9:45 p.m. Wareham police and state troopers appeared to be searching a wooded area, some with flashlights. A helicopter hovered overhead, shining a light that illuminated the area.
“The helicopter can be used . . . to assist in processing the scene and searching for evidentiary items,’’ Procopio said.
MBTA Transit Police have also responded, Procopio said.
Richard Sullivan, superintendent of the Transit Police, said the train is not an MBTA train.
The incident “will not impact MBTA service,’’ Sullivan said in an e-mail.
He said no further information was available.
Wareham police and fire officials would not comment Saturday night.
This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.
Map: Approximate location of train incident