17-year-old boy hospitalized following Chelmsford train accident

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17-year-old boy hospitalized following Chelmsford train accident

A 17-year-old boy was flown with critical injuries to Boston hospital following serious injuries suffered after he was struck by train in the area of Drexel Drive, near the border of Chelmsford and Westford, Massachusetts on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 around 12:10 p.m., says Chelmsford Police Department.

According to authorities, the juvenile was believed to be walking on the tracks and was unware that the train was approaching when he was struck.

The boy may have had headphones on when the train was approaching, says Chelmsford firefighters.

The boy was airlifted by helicopter to a trauma center in Boston for treatment.