A teenage boy who didn't want his mother to know he'd been hit by a train walked home while police searched the tracks for a body.

The 15-year-old boy was hospitalized in good condition with a puncture and abrasion on his thigh and a possible broken arm, said Officer Fred Weiner, a police spokesman.The boy told police he had been talking to a friend when he was sideswiped by the Long Island Rail Road train Wednesday evening in the New York City borough of Queens, Weiner said.

The train engineer thought he hit someone, and the train was stopped for 75 minutes while police looked for the victim, railroad spokesman Terry Brown said.

The boy, whom police would not identify because of his age, went home and told his mother he'd been hurt but didn't tell her how, Weiner said. The boy finally admitted what happened after she called for an ambulance, Weiner said.