ECKELSON, N.D. — A 4-year-old boy is in stable condition after he was hit by a train here Thursday afternoon, March 21, according to the Barnes County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say police got a 911 call about 2:30 p.m. Thursday that a train struck a young boy in Eckelson, about 16 miles west of Valley City. Arriving officers found he was hit by a westbound BNSF train while he was walking on the tracks.

The boy was flown by Sanford Air Med from Bismarck to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. His injuries weren't life-threatening, and he's now in stable condition, the sheriff’s office said.

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