Monday, 2 November 2015

Teenager Fights For Life After Falling Onto Railway Tracks 'Following Seizure'

A teenager is fighting for her life after falling onto a railway track after apparently suffering a seizure on the platform. Witnesses said they saw the 18 year-old woman stood on the edge of the platform when she seemed to have a seizure and stumbled forward and onto the tracks. The teen, who has remained unnamed, narrowly escaped being hit by a passing commuter train after her accident. She is currently in a life-threatening condition in King's College Hospital, London. Passengers on a high-speed train, which had just arrived, were taken off. Southeastern organized replacement buses. There were around 100 commuters at sitting bourne railway station in Kent at 8am this morning when the incident occurred. British Transport Police are treating the incident as "non-suspicious".

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "Our officers were called to sitting bourne rail station on Monday, 2 November, to reports of a person on the tracks. "The call came into police shortly after 8am. "Officers attended the scene alongside colleagues from Kent Police and paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance service. "An 18-year-old woman was taken to hospital.”She is currently in a critical condition. "Officers are currently treating the incident as non-suspicious. "Anyone with any information is asked to call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 80 of 02/11/15." 

The station was closed for an hour and a half while an ambulance treated the girl. A Southeastern spokesman said: "Our thoughts are very much with this young person and their family following this morning’s emergency incident at Sitting bourne.”We can confirm sitting bourne station was closed at 8.05am for an hour and a half and train services suspended while emergency services attended."

Henry J Williams

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