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St. Louis Boy Falls Under Train, Loses Part of Leg


St. Louis, MO – Doctors removed part of a St. Louis boy's right leg Sunday after an accident with a freight train.

Seven-year old Shawn Vaughn is hospitalized in serious condition. He and a friend tried to jump off the train when it began moving, but Vaughn fell beneath the wheel of a freight car.

His friend then ran for help and a neighbor used a shirt to make a tourniquet on his right leg. Police drove the boy to the hospital before an ambulance arrived.


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