Teenager calls emergency services after train severs his legs

Jacob Ohl showed tremendous courage after the accident

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A calm and quick-thinking teenager managed to call 911 after he was hit by a train and having both his legs cut off.

Jacob Ohl says he was walking near train tracks when he was struck by a locomotive.

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The 17-year-old says he was wearing earbuds at the time and didn't hear the machine coming.

As a result, Ohl has had his legs partially amputated and a GoFundMe account has been set up in his name to help pay for medical expenses.

His page reads: "Our beautiful, talented son Jacob Ohl had a terrible accident yesterday. He is in ICU. Still unconscious.

"He was hit by a train. Both his legs from the knee down were severed completely. The rest of his body and his mind appear to be to be completely unharmed.