Train hits girl

Girl taken to hospital for surgery after being hit by train in Hamilton. Hamilton police say a young girl has been taken to hospital for surgery after she was hit by a slow-moving train in a residential area.

In a news release Thursday night, police say the girl and some friends were playing near the tracks between Maplewood Avenue and Cumberland Avenue in the neighbourhood of Blakeley. They say it's not clear whether the children were trying to jump onto the train, but the girl fell and the train ran over her leg causing serious injuries.

Officers responded to the scene and ``provided life-saving measures,'' and the girl was taken to a local hospital by paramedics.

Police are asking for anyone with information about the incident to contact them.