Man in a critical condition after being struck by a train in Acocks Green.

A man is in a critical condition after a being struck by a train on the line between Hall Green and Spring Road this morning (21/12).

Emergency services were dispatched to the railway line near to Shaftmoor Lane in Acocks Green, at around 9.45AM, to reports of a man being struck by a train.

Crews from West Midlands Ambulance and West Midlands Fire Services worked alongside officers from British Transport Police to free the man from under carriage. He was taken to the QE Hospital where he remains in a critical condition this evening.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “Ambulance staff arrived to find an unconscious man trapped underneath a train. The team worked quickly with colleagues from the police, fire and railways to release the man so that vital treatment could commence.

Upon assessment by medics, the man was found with multiple serious injuries and required advanced trauma care track-side. The man was then taken by land ambulance on blue lights to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further trauma care; a doctor travelled in the ambulance to continue treatment en route.”

(Image: West Midlands Fire Service)


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