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Witness: Girl Lost Part of Leg in Freight Train Accident

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A witness says a teenage girl lost part of her leg after a freight train struck her in Worcester while she tried to grab a train ladder as it passed.

Witness Jason Desrosiers told the Telegram & Gazette that the girl was pulled off her feet Tuesday and one of her legs fell beneath the car.

Desrosiers said part of the girl’s leg was severed and she remained conscious. He said he ran to help, then called 911 at the urging of two friends of the girl.

The accident happened near the Greendale Mall on tracks separated from a parking lot by a fence. The paper reports there’s a hole in the fence near where the girl was struck, and the area is used as a shortcut.

The accident remained under investigation Tuesday.

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