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Woman suffers ‘life changing’ injuries in incident at Barnt Green train station


A woman has been left with “life changing” injuries after being found on the railway line at Barnt Green.

Emergency services were called to Barnt Green station on Wednesday night to reports of a person on the tracks.

Just outside the station they found a woman lying badly injured on the tracks in a serious condition.

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She was taken to hospital and is being treated for injuries which are said to be life changing.

The incident happened just before 10.30pm on Wednesday night at the station in Fiery Hill Road, in the centre of the upmarket Worcestershire village.

Three ambulances, five specialist paramedic crews and two doctors, along with police officers and firefighters were sent to the scene.

Using lighting and thermal imaging cameras, fire crews located the woman lying on the tracks a short distance from the platforms.

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A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We sent three ambulances, two paramedic officers, HART, the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance Critical Care Car and two MERIT trauma doctors and critical care paramedic to the scene.

“On arrival, crews found a woman in a serious condition. She was treated for potentially life-changing injuries and was conveyed to hospital on blue lights and sirens for further treatment.”

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Redditch,Bromsgrove and Droitwich to the scene.

A spokesman said: “We were called to an incident involving a female casualty on train tracks near Barnt Green train station.

“Crews worked with police and ambulance using lighting and a thermal imaging camera. “

He said the incident was finished by 12.35am.

Police have not revealed details of the incident, but said it was not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “We were called to the station at 10.27pm yesterday following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended, and a person was taken to a local hospital. Their injuries are described as life-changing.

“This incident is not being treated as suspicious.”




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