Child struck by train in northwest Atlanta

A child is in the hospital after he was struck by a train in northwest Atlanta, according to authorities.

Atlanta Police said the incident happened Sunday around 1:30 p.m. near Chappell Road. Officers told FOX 5's Marissa Mitchell the eight-year-old boy suffered cuts to his head and a broken leg.

Medics found the boy at a home where he was alert and conscious following the ordeal.

A neighbor who called police said the boy was playing with friends near the tracks.

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