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Boy’s leg severed on railroad tracks

August 19, 2019


OUR TOP STORY A HAMPTON BOY LOST HIS LEG WHILE PLAYING ON TRAIN TRACKS IN NEWPORT NEWS. THE TRAIN SEVERED HIS LEFT LEG JUST BELOW THE KNEE. POLICE SAY THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AROUND TWO THIS AFTERNOON ON THE TRACKS OFF BELLWOOD ROAD. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S ANNE MCNAMARA SPOKE WITH THE NEIGHBOR WHO CALLED 911. ANNE? KATIE, THAT NEIGHBOR WAS ON THE PHONE WITH 911 BEFORE” THE BOY’S LEG GOT STUCK. AND, IT WASN’T THE FIRST TIME HE CALLED TO REPORT KIDS PLAYING ON THE TRACKS. TRAIN GOING BY NATS (5) 34:26 THE KIDS JUST CAME RUNNING COUPLE DAYS NOW SO I CALLED 911 BEFORE THEY EVEN GOT TO THE TRACKS OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS, THE TRAIN MOVES SLOW ENOUGH FOR THEM TO JUMP SIDE. THEY JUMP ON IT AND THEY HANG. THEY DONT EVEN PICK THEIR FEET UP THEY YESTERDAY, BUT THE TRAIN WAS GONE BY THE TIME POLICE ARRIVED. TODAY, HE TRIED AGAIN, AND WHILE HE TRACKS CRYING, SAYING HE GOT HIT, HIS LEG GOT CUT OFF SLATER FOUND THE 11-YEAR-OLD BOY HUNCHED OVER NEAR A TELEPHONE POLE. (5) 32:38 HE WAS KIND OF SITTING AND I COULD SEE LEFT LEG WAS SEVERED JUST BELOW THE KNEE, PART OF IT WAS GONE, PART OF IT WAS STILL ATTACHED. (5) 33:33 IT WASNT LIKE A FOLLOWED THE 911 OPERATOR’S INSTRUCTIONS, CALLING OUT TO OTHER NEIGHBORS FOR A BELT, A TOWEL AND A PLASTIC BAG. AN AMBULANCE ARRIVED MINUTES LATER. BUT SLATER SAID HE LEFT DISAPPOINTED, BECAUSE HE NEVER SAW THE BOY’S PARENTS. (5) 35:44 I THINK THE PARENTS NEED TO BE MORE INVOLVED. I THINK PARENTS SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE THEYVE SEEN THE KIDS DO THIS POLICE SAY THE BOY IS FROM HAMPTON BUT WAS VISITING FAMILY IN THAT AREA OF NEWPORT NEWS. AT LAST CHECK, THE BOY WAS IN SURGERY AT NORFOLK GENERAL. NO WORD ON HIS CONDITION. ANNE MCNAMARA,10 ON YOUR SIDE.

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