A 7-year-old boy is in stable condition after being struck by a Valley Transportation Authority light rail train Monday night, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.
The extent of the boy's injuries were not revealed. The circumstances of the accident were not immediately known, according to authorities.
At 7:30 p.m., the boy was struck by a southbound train pulling into the Gish station, according to VTA spokeswoman Brandi Childress. The boy was taken immediately to Valley Medical Center, where he is still being treated.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office sent its traffic accident reconstruction specialists team to do the investigation, according to Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup. As part of its investigation the team will review video footage from cameras located on the platform and the train.
After the incident, light rail operated a big bridge between the Karina and Civic Center stations until just past midnight.
Contact Mark Gomez at 408-920-5869. Follow him on Twitter @MarkMgomez.
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