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

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Railway line in morning fog in rural Bavaria, Germany

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.

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