Teen struck by train in Hobe Sound


(Source: Martin County Sheriff’s Office)

A 13-year old child was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital after being struck by a train.

It happened around 7:30 pm, Friday night.

The child, identified as Jordan Cook, was riding his bicycle near the train tracks along SE Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound, when he attempted to cross in front of an oncoming northbound Florida East Coast train.

The locomotive clipped the child’s bicycle, throwing him to the side of the train.

Cook’s bicycle was pulled under the train.

Cook sustained injuries to his legs, and possible internal injuries.

He was conscious and talking when Martin County Fire Rescue and the Martin County Sheriff’s Office arrived.

FEC Railroad Police were on scene and will be taking over the investigation.

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