NORMAN, Okla. – A teen who was hit by a train while walking home from school is making strides in his recovery.
16-year-old Harrison Braddy had his headphones in and never saw or heard the train coming.
The train blew its whistle, but couldn’t stop in time.
Now, Harrison is out of the hospital and ready to meet the man he owes his life to.
Nick Musgrove is a Norman firefighter and one of the first to respond to the scene.
“I didn’t know what to think. Anytime you hear pedestrian vs. train you always assume the worst,” said Musgrove.
But in Harrison’s case, he was lucky.
“Thank you … and that’s just the beginning really. For showing up as quick as you did and for taking care of me,” said Harrison.
“I’m just glad that he’s doing well. He’s obviously a very strong young man and never gave up,” said Musgrove.
Harrison’s family is also thankful.
Harrison says he has learned from this accident, and has something to say to everyone.
“Even if you’re not on train tracks, you still shouldn’t wear your headphones,” said Harrison. “You need to be aware of what’s going on around you.”