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Man 'loses arm' after falling between platform and train at Droitwich station

Lorna Morris 13th May, 2017 Updated: 15th May, 2017

A YOUNG man has allegedly ‘lost an arm’ after falling between the platform and train as it was pulling out of Droitwich railway station tonight (Friday).

A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance Service clarified a 17-year-old man had suffered a ‘head injury’ and a ‘very serious arm injury’.

He was anaesthetised and his arm was splintered by paramedics.

He was sent in an ambulance on blue lights to the Major Trauma Centre at Birmingham’s QE Hospital at about 7:45pm.

The 18:48 BST train from Hereford to Birmingham New Street was delayed for more than an hour at Droitwich while emergency crews attended the scene.

Reports from ‘West Midlands Alerts’ suggested ‘a rail passenger lost an arm’ after falling between the platform and a train that was pulling out of the station’.

According to Network Rail, trains towards Worcester and Hereford were disrupted but lines have since reopened.

London Midland has now launched a full investigation into how it happened.

More information to follow.

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