Girl hit by train has her arm reattached

  • 24 November 2011
Train tracks

A girl who lost her arm when she was hit by a train has had it reattached by surgeons.

Rebecca Huitson, who's 12, was hit by a train going from Edinburgh to London, at a level crossing on Tyneside in the north east of England.

She had an operation in a Newcastle hospital after the incident.

Doctors say that her arm was badly damaged and there's a small chance the operation may not succeed - but they hope to be able to save Rebecca's arm.