Train severs woman's right foot

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say an upstate New York woman is hospitalized after her foot was severed when she was hit by a freight train. Kingston police say Kristen Mickey, 33, was struck by a northbound train on the CSX tracks around 9:40 p.m. Monday.

Detective Lt. Thierry Croizer says the train was traveling at 38 mph at the time of impact.

Police say Mickey, who is homeless, suffered "severe blood loss" and serious injuries to her right leg when her foot was severed by the train's wheel. Responding officers applied a tourniquet to Mickey's leg and she was taken to a local hospital.

Mickey was transferred to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, where's listed in stable condition.

Croizer says the area where Mickey was struck isn't a place where people typically cross the tracks.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.