Boy, 12, in Serious Condition After Getting Struck by Train on Elevated Tracks in Manhattan - NBC New York

Boy, 12, in Serious Condition After Getting Struck by Train on Elevated Tracks in Manhattan

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    Boy Struck By Train While on Elevated Manhattan Tracks

    The 12-year-old boy with autism was struck by the train in Upper Manhattan. The boy survived, but officials don't know how he was on the tracks to begin with. NBC 4 New York's Ray Villeda reports.

    (Published Tuesday, July 9, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A 12-year-old boy is in serious condition after he was struck by a subway train, police say

    • The child fell on to the tracks as the train pulled in to the Dykeman Street station in Manhattan, police say

    • The boy was taken to Columbia Hospital where he is in serious but stable condition, according to police

    A 12-year-old boy is in serious condition after he was struck by a subway train when he was on the tracks as the train pulled in to the Dykeman Street station in Manhattan, police say.

    Around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday a train on the 1-line struck the child, causing injuries to his legs, police said. The boy, who has autism and frequently runs away from unfamiliar people, was with a new caretaker he took off from, police sources said.

    The parents called 911 and cops found the child after he was struck by the train in Upper Manhattan, sources told News 4. 

    The boy was taken to Columbia Hospital where he is in serious but stable condition, according to police. He was undergoing surgery in an effort to save his leg, sources said.

    Service on the 1-line was suspended for a short while after the time of the accident, the MTA said. 

    The investigation is ongoing. 

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