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Teen injured after being clipped by freight train

Last Updated Jan 1, 2016 at 9:16 am EDT

File photo of a Toronto police cruiser. THE CANADIAN PRESS

A teenager is in hospital after he was struck by part of a train early Friday morning.

Police said the young man and two other people were walking along the tracks over Mount Pleasant Road north of Roxborough Drive just before 3 a.m.

As the CN freight train rushed by the group, the teen when he was struck by something off the side of the vehicle.

He was rushed to a local trauma centre with, what was believed to be, life-threatening head injuries. His injuries have since been downgraded to non-life-threatening.

Police are investigating.