Child injured after being hit by train in SW Atlanta

A child was injured after being hit by a train Thursday night in southwest Atlanta, officials said.

The boy was taken to a hospital with minor cuts on his arm and the back of his head, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Avery said. Police did not share any updates on the child’s condition Friday morning.

Officials have not said how he got near the train tracks or what he was doing in the area. The collision happened around 9 p.m. near the intersection of Melvin Drive and Kimberly Road, according to CSX, the freight company that operates the train involved in the incident.

The company shared a statement about the incident with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday morning.

“CSX appreciates the swift response of the Atlanta police and are cooperating with them as they investigate an incident,” a company spokesperson said.

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