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Wyandotte Teen Lying on Tracks Struck by Train

The boy, 16, was airlifted to Children’s Hospital of Michigan, where he's listed in good condition.

A 16-year-old Wyandotte boy who was lying on a set of railroad tracks near Vinewood was struck by a train late Friday.

The sophomore was airlifted to Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Mayor Joseph Peterson said. A hospital spokeswoman said the teen was listed in good condition as of Saturday afternoon.

The mayor said police are investigating the matter as a suicide attempt.

“The (train) engineer saw the kid laying across the tracks and sounded his horn,” Peterson said. “He was conscious and talking to officers, so that’s a good sign.”

School Superintendent Carla Harting said counselors will be on hand when students return to classes on Monday.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time," she said.

This incident occurs just two days after a Wyandotte teen critically injured after being struck by a train in February

Jacob Marion suffered severe head trauma, a fractured pelvis and the loss of his right hand after being struck and dragged by a train near Oak and Ninth on Feb. 28. Those tracks are near the site of Friday’s incident.

Jacob was believed to be wearing headphones as he walked on the tracks in the opposite direction of the oncoming train. It's believed he never even heard the train coming.

Check back later as more information is released on this breaking news story.

rose May 13, 2012 at 01:23 AM
that boy is my nephew !! love you Babyboy
Mike Fore May 15, 2012 at 09:20 AM
My thoughts And Prayers to Both Of those Children

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