Boy Struck by Train on East Side

May 23, 2011 Updated May 23, 2011 at 11:19 PM EDT

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May 23, 2011 Updated May 23, 2011 at 11:19 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Emergency crews were called to the area of Broadway and Curtis on the city's east side Monday evening after a young boy was struck by a passing train.

It was around 8:30 p.m. when two construction workers heard calls for help coming from the tracks. The two men ran over to find a second young boy crawling from tracks after having both of his legs severed by the passing train.

The two workers immediately called 9-1-1, and paramedics arrived a few minutes later. The boy reportedly remained conscious the entire time.

"The train was still going by when the little boy was just crawling. He was so brave. To think, he had to come down over that [hill] to even get to the sidewalk or street," said Andrew Gil, who witnessed the event and called 9-1-1.

Those workers say there were preparing to leave, and had the incident happened just twenty minutes later, there may not have been anyone around to answer the calls for help.

Buffalo Police are looking into the possibility that the boy, who is around age 10, may have tried to jump onto the moving train but missed and fell.

The victim was taken to Women and Children's Hospital, however his condition remains unknown at this time.