A teenager was taken to Bridgeport Hospital in extremely critical condition after getting shocked while standing on a train car in Bridgeport early Monday morning.
Emergency communication center officials said they received a call around 3:20 a.m. from a juvenile saying he was playing in a train car by Seaview Avenue with his friend and there was an explosion.
The caller told police where to go and officers said they found a line of ten or so cargo train cars parked by Crescent Street. An injured 16-year-old was found in the second car, officers added.
According to dispatchers, "it appears he was standing on top of the train car and came into contact with a hot catenary/transmission line."
The teen was "burned from head to toe, but was breathing and slightly responsive," dispatchers added.
Firefighters were contacted to rescue the 16-year-old. He was transported to Bridgeport Hospital, where police said he remains in extremely critical condition.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority was notified and has taken over the incident.