14-year-old Mo. boy survives being hit by freight train
ST. LOUIS — 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.