The teen was laying down with his feet draped over train tracks when he was hit by a CSX train. It took the train between half a mile and three quarters of a mile to come to a complete stop, Lilburn Police Capt. Thomas Bardugon said.
The boy was able to call 911 at 12:56 p.m., and emergency medical services quickly responded. The paramedics who treated him applied tourniquets to his legs, which said likely saved his life.