Eight year old Hamilton girl hit by train

An 8 year old girl was critically injured yesterday after she was struck by a train in Hamilton.

Police says it happend around 6:00 in the evening  on the tracks near Gage Park.

Police believe the girl was playing with friends and it's possible the children may have been attempting to jump the train because it was travelling a a low speed.

The girl fell and her leg was run over by the locomotive

She was taken to McMaster Children's hospital to undergo emergency surgery.