Wellington woman hit by train

23:24, Jan 18 2013

A woman has been hit by a train near Wellington.

The woman, thought to be aged between 30 and 50, was struck by the train at 11.15am on State Highway 1 at Porirua.

The road was closed briefly to allow a helicopter in to take her to Wellington Hospital, police communications inspector Ian Harris said.

An ambulance spokesman believed she was in a critical condition.

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