Man hit by train is in ‘life-threatening condition’


A man in his 50s who was hit by a train in Leagrave has life-threatening injuries.

The man was trapped on the rails by the train at 11.30am and emergency services worked to free him before administering advanced treatment.

He was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a life-threatening condition.

Ross Brand, from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST), said: “The man, who we believed was in his 50s, suffered life-threatening head and chest injuries. He was extricated from underneath the train, before being anaethetised at the scene by critical care paramedics.

“The fire service, police, our hazardous area response team, two ambulances, Hertfordshire Air Ambulance and Network Rail all worked closely together to give the man the best chance of survival.”

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesperson said officers from BTP and Bedfordshire Police attended the incident, which is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

He said: ““Officers are now working to identify the man and inform his family.”