WORCESTER (AP/CBS) — A teenage girl has been hospitalized after being struck by a freight train in Worcester.

The accident happened near the Greendale Mall early Tuesday afternoon.

The tracks are separated from a mall parking lot by a fence. But the paper reports there’s a hole in the fence near where the girl was struck, and the area is used as a shortcut. Police said the girl was with two other people at the time.

According to the Worcester Police, the girl was trying to climb on to the train when she fell off and onto the tracks.

Police have not released the teen’s name or her condition.

Detectives were at the scene Tuesday afternoon and the accident remained under investigation.

The Providence and Worcester Railroad Company said the train was comprised of two locomotives and 24 cars. The train was headed northbound from Worcester for Gardner.

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