PINELLAS COUNTY, FL. – A 16-year-old Clearwater boy was hit by a train while walking on the tracks Thursday, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers say around 4:12 pm Thursday, the teen was walking on the railroad tracks adjacent to SR-590, just west of McMullen Booth Road.
The teen failed to see a westbound CSX freight train and was struck, according to FHP.
FHP says the boy was airlifted to a local hospital with serious injuries.
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