Georgia Teenager Loses Both Legs in Train Accident in Rome on Friday

A Georgia teenager lost both of his legs after being hit by a train in Rome, Georgia, early on Friday morning.

According to the City of Rome Police Department – officers were called to the railroad crossing at East Callahan Street at 3:44am after getting a call about someone being passed out on the train tracks.  When police arrived on the scene, they found a 16-year-old boy, who had been struck by a train – resulting in both of his legs being amputated.  At the scene Rome officers administered first aid to the teen until the Rome Fire Department and Atrium Health EMS arrived and took over.

Police say that they spoke to an agent of Norfolk Southern Railroad, who told police that once the scene was clear the tracks could be opened back up and that he would be completing an independent investigation on his own.  The teen was taken to Atrium Health Floyd for treatment – where he was reported as being in critical condition, according to police.

We’ll have more information as it’s made available.

(WSB-TV)

 

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