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Man Hit By Train At Twickenham

Thousands of rugby fans were left stranded at Twickenham station yesterday  after a man fell onto the track and was hit by a train. The wounded man is being treated
20 Sep 2015 09:35
Man Hit By Train At Twickenham
Fans arrive at Twickenham station for the first match of the Rugby World Cup. A man was hit by a train after falling on to the tracks after the match.

Thousands of rugby fans were left stranded at Twickenham station yesterday  after a man fell onto the track and was hit by a train.

The wounded man is being treated for head and leg injuries after the incident.

A spokesman for British Transport Police confirmed that officers were called to the station at 11pm yesterday, following reports of a person on a track.

The spokesman said: “Officers attended, alongside colleagues from London Ambulance Service, and discovered a man had fallen from platform three at the station and had landed on the tracks in front of an oncoming train.

“The man was struck by the train, which was slowing down to come into the station, and suffered head and leg injuries as a result of the incident.

“He was removed from the tracks shortly after 11.20pm and is currently being treated by paramedics.

“At this stage it is unclear exactly how the man came to fall onto the tracks and officers are working to determine the full circumstances.”

South West Trains said in a statement: “A customer has had an accident at Twickenham station.

“Services are being delayed through Twickenham while emergency services attend.”

Fans were on their way home in high spirits following England’s thrashing of Fiji on the opening day of the World Cup.

Mike Brown lit up Twickenham with two sensational tries to earn England’s win while a penalty try and Brown’s dogged score in the first half set the hosts on their way to the 35-11 victory.

 

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