By ANDREA POTEET
Sunday Times Newspapers
WYANDOTTE – A 14-year-old Wyandotte boy is in critical condition after being hit by a train Tuesday, police said.
Jacob Marion, a student at Roosevelt High School, was walking north along the train tracks on Oak about 4:30 p.m. when the train hit him.
Police Chief Dan Grant said the conductor blew the train’s whistle, but the boy was wearing earbuds and listening to an Mp3 player.
“We haven’t been able to interview him, so we’re not certain if he heard it or what was going on,” Grant said.
Marion was airlifted to Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Grant said he has not received updates about his condition.
“Thankfully, he’s held on for two nights now, but I know he’s in pretty tough shape,” Grant said.
Marion was in a coma and awaiting surgery Friday at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, according to published reports.
Also that day another RHS student was airlifted to the hospital after his car collided with another vehicle and flipped over on Forth and Oak.
Grant said the 17-year-old boy was driving to school around 7:45 a.m. that day when he ran a red light and hit the other vehicle. A passenger, his 16-year-old girlfriend, was treated and released at the scene. Neither were wearing seatbelts.
The boy has “substantial, but not life-threatening” injuries, Grant said.