Boy 'a Little Upset' After Leg Severed by Train

Florida teen was rushing to make curfew at youth center
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2014 5:10 PM CDT
Boy 'a Little Upset' After Leg Severed by Train

A Florida teenager lost part of his leg early this morning rushing to make curfew at a youth center, WJXT Jacksonville reports. Police say Jayson Ahrens, 15, slipped and fell while trying to board a moving train just after midnight, and his leg was severed "slightly above the ankle." But Willie Green, director of the Panama Youth Services center, says Ahrens was trying to beat the train near 56th Street and Main when he fell, the Florida Times-Union reports. People do that "all the time—crossing them train tracks," says a friend of Ahrens. "It's the shortest way to get to where you're going." As for the boy, Green says "he’s doing fine. He’s talking. He is just a little upset that he made a bad choice." (More Jacksonville stories.)

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