14-year-old girl hit by train; Teen's leg cut off above knee.


WORCESTER - A 14-year-old girl was hit by a train last night on the railroad tracks off Stafford Street near Genesee Street, according to fire officials.

Police, fire and emergency medical personnel responded to a report at 8:39 p.m. of a girl being hit by a train. According to police scanner reports, one of the girl's legs was cut off above the knee. When personnel arrived and located the girl, she was brought out on a stretcher and put into a waiting ambulance on Genesee Street. She was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus.

Police spoke briefly with a man and another 14-year-old girl on the tracks, ushered them into unmarked cruisers and left the area. Police said the girl told officers her friend was badly hurt farther up the tracks and the man, who happened to be in the area, took off his shirt and used it as a tourniquet on the girl's right leg, which was severed at the knee. Police said the girl was undergoing emergency surgery at the hospital, but they did not know her condition.

Police said preliminary reports indicate the two girls were on the tracks when the train, traveling slowly, began to move west. Police said it appeared the two...

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