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Two young brothers injured in train accident in Appenzell

National News // May 16, 2017

Two brothers – 7 and 10 – playing with a moped in canton Appenzell Innerrhoden were injured on a level crossing when a train passed.

Kabelleger / David Gubler (http://www.bahnbilder.ch) Two young brothers injured in train accident in Appenzell

One boy had to be helicoptered to hospital with severe head injuries.

Police say the two boys were playing near the line – one riding a moped and the other in a trailer – when they crossed the track. Although the train driver tried to stop, the boys were hit.

The 10 year old remains in hospital with serious injuries but the 7 year old was only slightly injured.

No one on the train was hurt – police are investigating. 

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