Boy critically injured trying to jump train in Northeast Philly

A 13-year-old boy was critically injured in an accident that severed his leg after he tried to jump on a train in Philadelphia, according to authorities.

Police said the accident happened shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday in Northeast Philadelphia.

A police spokeswoman said the boy was trying to jump on a CSX train operating on Conrail tracks, but he missed and his right leg was severed.

He was transported to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in critical condition.

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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s Trenton line was shut down in both directions during the investigation. Service resumed shortly before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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