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Teen Struck by MBTA Commuter Rail Train

A commuter rail train crashed into a teenager on his bicycle in Concord Friday night.

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    A teenager is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a commuter train. (Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017)

    A commuter rail train crashed into a teenager on his bicycle in Concord Friday night.

    Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan says the 15-year-old was riding his bike across a pedestrian walkway at the West Concord station, trying to go from one side of the station to the other when he was hit.

    "This was a tragic accident," said Sullivan.

    The train had its lights on and horn blaring, but there are no warning lights or crossing gates at the station.

    Passengers on board say they had no idea anything was wrong until the train suddenly came to a stop at the West Concord station.

    “I just assumed they were stopping maybe they were too early,” said passenger Priscilla Bono. “Then they said the train hit someone on a bicycle.”

    The Fitchburg Line train was heading into Boston and was stopped for about two hours as transit police conducted their investigation.

    “We heard the horn blowing,” said passenger Peaches Wilson. “They said someone was hit so we got to let you guys off.”

    It’s unclear why the teenager didn’t hear or see the train.

    He is currently in Massachusetts General Hospital suffering from life-threatening-injuries.

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