BELLPORT - A 14-year-old boy remains in critical condition tonight after he was struck by a train in Bellport last night.
According to police, the teenager and a friend had been throwing rocks at passing cars when he tried to cross the tracks. A witness says he saw the boy fall and get hit by a westbound train that was pulling into the station.
Neighbors say it was only a matter of time before a tragedy like this happened. They say young people constantly use the tracks as a walkway, and that there is no fence to keep them away.
Other residents say neighborhood kids spend too much time on the tracks. They say the town should have more recreation centers and other activities to keep them busy.
Teen critical after being struck by train in Bellport