A woman called 911 to get help after she was hit by a train while walking on railroad tracks southeast of Sebring on Friday morning.

The 34-year-old Sebring woman was airlifted to a trauma center after the incident.

A Highland County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said the woman called 911 at 5:25 a.m. and said she was hurt. At almost the same time, a call from a CSX train crew came in saying the train had struck someone on the tracks. 

Deputies and EMS personnel had to walk through the groves from the end of Snyder Road, searching for a way to access the railroad tracks before they found the woman.

Deputies and EMS crews then used ATVs to get to her. They also used the ATVs to bring the woman out to a waiting ambulance. 

The woman was conscious, but the extent of her injuries is unknown at this time.

CSX will be handling the investigation.