Woman flown to London hospital following incident at Dumpton railway station

Emergency services have attended Photo Malcolm Kirkaldie

A woman has been flown to King’s College Hospital in London after being hit by a train at Dumpton railway station tonight (April 21).

Emergency services including fire, police, land and air ambulance were called to the scene.

Trains between Ramsgate and Margate and Margate and Canterbury West were stopped while power to the track was switched off.

The air ambulance was called in, landing in the St Luke’s football field. Police closed off Sycamore Grange (off Hereson Road) which leads to the station.

A second air ambulance arrived at the scene (8.20pm) following the departure of the first one. The patient was then flown to King’s College Hospital, arriving shortly after 9pm.

A South East Coast Ambulance spokesperson said: “We were called to the scene shortly before 6pm to reports a person had been hit by a train.

“Ambulance crews including our Hazardous Area Response Team and critical care paramedics attended the scene and we were joined at the scene by the air ambulance service. The person was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Kings College Hospital with life-threatening injuries.”

A British Transport Police spokesperson added: “Officers were called to Dumpton Park station shortly before 6pm  following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended, and a woman was taken to hospital where she remains in a critical but stable condition.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious.”


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