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FHP: 16-year-old hit by train, hospitalized with serious injuries

The teen didn't see the train coming, troopers say.
Credit: Clearwater Fire and Rescue

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A teenager was rushed to the hospital after he was hit by a train Thursday afternoon in Clearwater. 

According to FHP, it happened at 4:12 p.m. on the railroad tracks adjacent to SR-590 and McMullen Booth Road. 

A 16-year-old from Clearwater was walking on the tracks and did not see the oncoming CSX freight train, troopers say. The train hit him.

FHP says the teen suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. 

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