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A person was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday night after they were struck by a moving train in Manassas, according to City of Manassas police.

Officers responded to the area of 9490 West St. at 10:36 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Witnesses told police they could see something on the tracks near the Grant Avenue overpass and that the train attempted to apply the brakes, said Sgt. A.H. Barahona, spokesman for the City of Manassas Police Department.

The police investigation revealed the victim lay down on the tracks as the train was approaching, Brahona said in a news release.

The victim sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local area hospital. The investigation is ongoing.

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