Train clips child on bicycle in Clyde
CLYDE – A 10-year-old Church Street girl reportedly escaped serious injury Wednesday evening when she rode her bicycle into the path of a Norfolk Southern train engine.
Clyde Police officer Derrick Shell reported Alexis Shull, 246 N. Church St., was riding her bicycle at 5:08 p.m. on Church Street near Duane Street and crossing the track as an engine traveling east toward Bellevue clipped the back of her bicycle and threw her.
The girl reportedly had some injuries and Lifesquad responded. Shell said the girl’s parents were declining treatment at the location when he was there. Shell said he had to leave then to speak to the train staff before EMS left the location.
A neighbor on Church Street reported that the family had taken the child to the hospital.
The Bellevue Hospital reported Wednesday night that Shull was not on its roster.
Officer Shell said a witness said he yelled at the little girl as she approached the tracks but she was oblivious to the train approaching.
The Norfolk Southern conductor also told police that he could see the little girl approaching the tracks. “She kept trucking and did not turn,” the officer said according to witnesses.
As she cross the tracks on her two-wheeler, the right side of the engine clipped the back of her bicycle.
The engine was able to stop the train by East Street — a block away — where it sat for nearly an hour during a police and Norfolk Southern investigation, according to Shell.