Teen hit by train in Avon Park expected in critical condition

AVON PARK, Fla. - A teen hit by a train in Avon Park has been rushed to the hospital.

According to the Highlands County Sheriff's office, a 13-year-old boy was struck this afternoon near North Central and Main Street.

The teen was transported by helicopter to an area hospital in critical condition.

A sheriff's department spokesperson told ABC Action News the teen has a broken pelvis.

The spokesperson also said it appeared the teen was running across the tracks to beat the train, but didn't make it.

This is a developing story.  Refresh for updates.

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