Updated:BEAVER FALLS, Pa. —
Authorities continue to investigate after a teenage boy was hit by a train Monday night in Beaver County.
According to 911 dispatchers, a 14-year-old boy was hit by a 4,000-ton train at the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing on Midvale Road in Big Beaver just after 9 p.m.
Channel 11 News has learned the boy’s friends ran to a nearby home to get help.
“They came running on my porch and knocking on the door screaming, ‘We need to call 911, our friend’s been hit by a train,’” one woman said.
The teen was taken to the Heritage Valley Beaver hospital and then by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital, dispatchers said.
The boy’s name hasn’t been released. Officials said he suffered head injuries and broken legs.
State police and railroad police are investigating.
Neighbors who live in the area told Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz they’ve gotten used to the noise of the trains and sometimes don’t even hear them coming.