Freight Train Hits Boy

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013  |  Updated 2:32 PM EDT
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Freight Train Hits Boy

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Police investigate after a train hit a person on July 9, 2013 in Darby Borough, Pa.

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A boy is fighting for his life after being hit by a freight train this morning.

The unidentified 11-year-old was hit by a 24-car, three-engine CSX train this morning around 7:45 a.m. near where the tracks cross over Main and N 6th Streets in Darby Borough, Pa., according to Borough police.

The boy was taken to the hospital where he remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon.

CSX spokesman Bob Sullivan said the freight train was traveling from North Bergen, N.J. to Jacksonville, Fla. when it came to a halt.

Police say it appeared the boy was walking with family members when he pulled away and for some reason went towards the tracks.

The incident remains under investigation.

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SEPTA’s Route 11 trolley stops near where the crash happened. SEPTA shuttled trolley passengers by bus between Island Avenue and Darby Loop as crews investigated the incident for a few hours.

Main Street was also closed during the investigation.

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