Boy, 15, critically injured while riding atop moving GO train

A 15-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital after falling off the top of a moving GO train early Sunday morning.

Police say four teens between the ages of 14 and 16 boarded an eastbound train at Union Station just before midnight. While it was in motion, three of them climbed onto the roof of the train.

At some point, the 15-year-old was struck by a stationary object near Danforth GO Station and fell. A police source tells 680 News Radio Toronto that the other teens ducked to avoid signal lights and went back into the train to call 911.

Paramedics transported the 15-year-old to a trauma centre with critical injuries. The teenager remains in life-threatening condition.

Police did not say if any charges are pending as the investigation is ongoing.

“Incidents like this are too often tragic and life-altering, and we urge everyone not to take this dangerous action,” Metrolinx said in a statement.

“Our thoughts go out to the loved ones of the individual and all those impacted including our team members and first responders. Metrolinx is working with local law enforcement to investigate this incredibly dangerous incident.”

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