Young Woman Hit By Train In Isanti County
In a press release we learned that 19-year-old Elena Bayerl of rural Isanti is in critical condition at a hospital after being hit by a train Wednesday afternoon in Isanti.
The Isanti County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident at about 3:35 p.m. between South Passage and 273rd Avenue NE. When they arrived, Bayerl was spotted conscious and alert on the west side of the railroad tracks after being hit by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train.
Bayerl was subsequently airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center and is in critical, but stable condition. It’s believed Bayerl didn’t hear the train because she was wearing headphones.
The accident is still under investigation by the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office and the BNSF Police Department.