WASHINGTON — Prince George's County Fire Department confirmed a teenage boy was struck by a MARC train Monday at Laurel station. Officials said the boy is suffering from life-threatening injuries and is in critical but stable condition.
The collision happened near Bowie Road and Lafayette Avenue around 5 p.m. Authorities say that the teenager was on the train tracks at this time, and investigators are trying to determine the events leading up to the train striking him. Rescue teams treated the victim on the scene before he was transferred by helicopter to a nearby trauma center.
MARC train officials said MARC train 850 reported a trespasser near Laurel Station and customers should expect delays.
All Camden Line trains are suspended in both directions at this time and trains will be held in Washington or Camden Yards.
Officials don't have an estimated time for restoration.
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