Child hit by train ‘alert, conscious’

An 8-year-old sustained a broken leg and a cut on the head when he was hit by a train Sunday afternoon in northwest Atlanta, police said.

Police do not yet know the circumstances of the incident, which occurred in the 200 block of Chappell Road.

Atlanta police spokeswoman Lisa Bender said the child was “alert, conscious (and) breathing.” He’s been transported to Grady Memorial Hospital. 

Return to for updates. 

Know what’s really going on with crime and public safety in your metro Atlanta community, including breaking news, trial coverage, trends and the latest on unsolved cases. Sign up for the AJC’s crime and safety newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.

In other news:

Man Arrested After Throwing Infant Son Into Ceiling Fan

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.