Boy survives being hit by freight train in St. Louis County

3 years 1 day 10 hours ago Tuesday, February 21 2017 Feb 21, 2017 Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:33:09 AM CST February 21, 2017 in News
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 14-year-old boy is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after being hit by a train in suburban St. Louis.

Authorities told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the boy was wearing headphones while walking along the tracks in south St. Louis County Sunday evening. He was struck, but not run over, by a Burlington Northern freight train.

Police say the boy was able to walk to an ambulance.

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