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Boy in Bristol conscious and alert with no life-threatening injuries after being struck by train

Johnson City Press • Updated Jun 10, 2018 at 8:19 PM

BRISTOL — A boy struck by a train Saturday evening suffered no life-threatening injuries, according to police.

According to a news release from the Bristol Tennessee Police Department, officers responded to a report of a pedestrian hit by a train around 8 p.m. Saturday. The boy was struck approximately 150 yards north of the Hazelwood Avenue railroad crossing.

Officers and rescue personnel found that the boy had been walking south on the railroad right-of-way and was listening to music on headphones and apparently did not hear the southbound train coming.

When he was found, the boy was conscious and alert.

Police said the incident was under investigation.

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