Boy hit by a train at Broadstairs taken to London hospital

Emergency services at the scene Photo by Joshua

A boy who was hit by a train at Broadstairs last night (September 10)  was airlifted to Kings College Hospital after suffering potentially serious injuries.

However, his condition is now described as stable and not life threatening.

The youngster was initially treated at the scene by ambulance crews after an operation to rescue him from the track by Kent Fire and Rescue, British Transport Police, the rail incident officer, and railway staff.

Firefighters were called in by officers from British Transport Police to the report of a child being hit by a train just outside the station just before 6.30pm.

Southeastern notified travellers that the electric current was switched off and priority was to attend the affected person.

The air ambulance left the scene but then returned.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Officers were called at 6.20pm to Broadstairs railway station following a report of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended and a teenage boy was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition. His injuries are not described as life-threatening. The incident is not being treated as suspicious.”

An ambulance service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews attended the scene following a call to the station shortly before 6.30pm yesterday.

“They were joined at the scene by the air ambulance service. All services worked together to treat one patient at the scene before they were airlifted to Kings College Hospital with potentially serious injuries.”

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