Boy hit by train in Evangeline Parish

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Wednesday in Basile a child was struck, by a train, at the crossing on Magnolia Street.

The 12 year old was riding a bicycle westbound when he was hit by a Union Pacific Train. It is believed that, the child attempted to cross the track, into the path of the train, and was struck.

The child received moderate injuries and was taken to Lafayette General, since he has been transferred to another hospital, where he is being treated.

According to family members although the injuries are very serious they are not life threatening.

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