17-year-old hit by train in Chelmsford

The teen suffered serious injuries.

A 17-year-old boy was struck by a train in Chelmsford on Wednesday afternoon and suffered serious injuries, according to Chelmsford Police Chief James M. Spinney.


Police said emergency personnel responded to the call at approximately 12:10 p.m. The scene was in the area of Drexel Drive, near the border of Chelmsford and Westford.

Paramedics treated the teen on scene before he was transported to a Boston hospital by helicopter.

The teen was reportedly walking on the tracks and was unaware of the approaching train when it hit him.

The incident is under investigation by local and national authorities, including the Federal Railroad Administration.

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