Teenager Hit by Train in Brevard County, Florida
BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news story reported by wftv.com, a teenager was hit by a train in Brevard County, Florida. The teen is reportedly 15 years old and seriously injured from the collision. The details of the accident are not completely clear at this time, and little information has been released by officials.*
The accident happened on the night of March 5 in the Port St. John neighborhood of Brevard County. Emergency responders received a call about a train accident around 9 p.m. and arrived at the scene in the area of Fay Boulevard and Curtis Boulevard. Florida Highway Patrol said the train struck the teen. It appears the boy was on foot, but this information was not confirmed in the WFTV report.
The teen, identified as a 15-year-old boy, was injured in the accident, according to WFTV, and first responders took him to a nearby hospital. Firefighters were reported as saying the boy was in trauma alert status, but he was in stable condition at the hospital. The boy’s name was not released.
No information was reported about how the accident happened or what events led to the collision. No information was reported about the train or the rail owner, either. It is unclear why the boy was on the tracks or why the train ran into him.
The news report states that the incident is under investigation, and no further details were provided to reporters by emergency officials. It was not clear from the report whether the investigation will be handled solely by local authorities or whether a federal agency will become involved.
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