(Hamilton, Ohio – January 12, 2013)
An as-yet unidentified 11-year-old Hamilton, OH boy owes his life to workers at a business near CSX railroad tracks in Hamilton who heard and responded to the youngster’s cries for help 15 minutes after he had been struck and seriously injured by a southbound CSX freight train Saturday at about 4:30 P.M.
The accident obviously went unreported by the CSX train crew, and police say that, although the serious injuries to his leg were not life threatening in nature, the victim, who was by himself at the time of the accident, would probably not have survived had the good Samaritans not come to his aid.
The area of the accident was near a closed grade crossing off of Joe Nuxhall Boulevard in the vicinity of L.J. Smith Park.
A helicopter was called to take the boy to Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, but mechanical problems prevented its takeoff, and the victim had to be transported by conventional ground ambulance.