Teen Struck by CSX Train

The victim was taken to the hospital and is being treated for his injuries

Friday, Apr 13, 2012  |  Updated 4:48 PM EDT
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News4's Megan Mcgrath has the latest on a 17-year-old boy struck by a train in Gaithersburg Friday morning.

Megan Mcgrath

News4's Megan Mcgrath has the latest on a 17-year-old boy struck by a train in Gaithersburg Friday morning.

A teenager is being treated for his injuries after a train clipped his right arm near a Gaithersburg MARC train station Friday morning.

Police told News4's Megan Mcgrath the victim was walking along the side of the tracks at about 8:30 Friday morning when a CSX train carrying a load of gravel began to approach behind him.

The engineer sounded the horn in an attempt to alert the teen, but he had earphones in his ears at the time and was unable to hear the train. The 17-year-old's right arm was clipped as the train went by, officals said.

The victim was treated at the scene and was later taken to an area hospital. He remained conscious and alert.

Service was shut down for about two hours before the train left the area a little after 10 a.m. Friday. Both sets of CSX rails and the Oakmont Avenue vehicle crossing reopened by 10:30 a.m.

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