Police: Boy loses leg in Pennsylvania train accident

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Posted: Jul 19, 2017 7:41 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old boy is in critical condition with a severed leg after he tried to jump on a train in Philadelphia and missed.

Police say the accident happened shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday in northeast Philadelphia.

A police spokeswoman says the boy was trying to jump on a CSX train that was traveling on Conrail tracks. He was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for treatment.

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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's Trenton line was shut down in both directions during the investigation. Service resumed shortly before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.