10-year-old loses leg, toes playing on train in N. Minneapolis

- A 10-year-old boy severed his leg and is fighting for his life after he fell while playing on a train Saturday afternoon near a north Minneapolis park.

Police responded to Webber Park after learning children were jumping on and off the train. Family identified the boy as Quintin Moore. After he fell off, the train severed his right leg below the knee and the toes on his left foot are gone. He also suffered a head injury while being dragged by the train. The tracks cut through a neighborhood adjacent to the park, where a natural swimming pool was installed last summer, drawing huge crowds and tons of kids.

Minneapolis police and Minneapolis Park police used a tourniquet to stop the bleeding, likely saving his life. Quintin was taken to North Memorial Hospital where he remained in critical condition on Sunday.

Marcellus Strickland visited his little cousin at North Memorial on Sunday.
“His right leg is like cut short and the knee. His left -- he has no toes on his left foot,” he said,

Albert Shepherd lives a block away from the scene near 44th and Bryant Avenue North. His house rules are that his kids stay away from the trains. The tracks divide his neighborhood from the park, and with holes in some of the fence line, it appears to be a popular cut-through.

“They’ll run all night and all day. Sometimes they stop for 10 to 15 minutes, reverse, then the next 20 minutes, come forward. It’s crazy,” Shepherd explained.
 


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