Train hits teen near Indian River Elementary in Edgewater




  • In US
  • 2022-05-17 19:33:54Z
  • By Daytona Beach News-Journal
 

A 14-year-old girl was injured Monday after being hit by a train near Indian River Elementary School in Edgewater, authorities said.

The train versus pedestrian incident was reported to dispatchers at 3:49 p.m., and took place on 30th Street near Hibiscus Drive.

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Edgewater police responding to the scene said they found debris indicating a person had been struck by the train but could not immediately find a victim.

The impact threw the girl into a wooded area where officers found her, a news release from Edgewater police state.

Police said the teen was walking on the railroad tracks when she was hit by the southbound train.

In a call to a 9-1-1 dispatcher, a train conductor said "Just had a a juvenile trespasser struck by a train." The caller then said the child was hit near Whistle Stop Park.

A Volusia County Sheriff's helicopter airlifted the girl to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach in critical condition, police said.

A paramedic said the girl was suffering from a broken right leg and other possible injuries to her lower body.

It was unclear whether the girl was a student at the nearby school.

Authorities are asking anyone who has information to contact the Edgewater Police Department at 386-424-2000.

This article originally appeared on The Daytona Beach News-Journal: Girl, 14, hit by train near Indian River Elementary in Edgewater

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