Teen struck by Red Line train at Shawmut is in serious condition, but alive

A 14-year-old Boston Latin School student was struck by a moving train at Shawmut station on Wednesday afternoon.

According to MBTA Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan, the male victim is alive and talking, but was in serious condition after he was rushed by Boston EMS to Boston Children's Hospital.

The MBTA began running shuttle buses between Ashmont and JFK-UMass around 2 p.m., just after the incident, which the T framed as a "medical emergency." Train service resumed around 4:20 p.m. but MBTA officials warned commuters to expect residual delays of 25 minutes due to the earlier incident.

Supt. Sullivan said that the victim appeared to have "intentionally entered the right-of-way on the southbound side of the Red Line station" around 1:50 p.m. Sullivan said that the train passed over the teen, but did not hit him "dead-on."

MBTA Police initially told the Reporter that the young man was a student at Boston Latin Academy, but later corrected that to say the student attends Boston Latin School.

In a message sent to parents of students at Neighborhood House Charter School's Centre Street campus near the station, the school's principal Jahmeelah Bai-Grandson said that "many of our students did witness the event." She said that the person struck by the "moving train" was not a NHCS student, but that students from the campus were on the scene and assisting police in their investigation.

"Our hearts go out to the individual who was hurt, as well as to our scholars who are definitely impacted by what they saw," said Bai-Grandson.

This is a developing story.

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