Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 2, 2014

9-year-old child struck by train in McDowell County

WAR — A 9-year-old child in McDowell County has been struck by a train.

The accident occurred Sunday night at 9:05 p.m. in the War area. The accident involved a coal train, according to Robin Chapman, a spokesman for Norfolk Southern.

The child was taken from the scene of the accident by his parents to meet the Jeffersonville Rescue Squad. From there he was airlifted from the Tazewell County Fairgrounds to a medical center in Johnson City, Tenn.

The child was listed in stable condition Sunday night at Holston Valley Medical Center, according to Mark Shelton of the War Police Department.

The accident remains under investigation by McDowell County authorities.


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