By Jaime Lutz, Globe Correspondent
A woman is recovering today after she walked into a moving train at Needham Center Station while trying to light her cigarette, according to an MBTA Transit Police report.
At about 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Sandra Gawlik, 44, of South Natick, was walking across the platform attempting to light the cigarette, police said. She did not notice the incoming train and walked into its side.
The force of the speeding train knocked her to the ground, police said.
She was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she is being treated for a broken clavicle and an injury to the left side of her head, the police report added.
Gawlik works at the Center Cafe, which is connected to the Needham Center Station platform.
The passengers on the train were bused to Needham Heights. Service resumed at about 11:14 p.m.
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