Woman is ‘more than lucky’ after incident at railway station

Birmingham New Street

Monday 5th January 2015 – 7.22pm – Murray MacGregor.

A young woman has had remarkable escape from injury after falling off a platform as a train came into the station.

The incident happened at New Street Station in Birmingham at about 6.00pm on Monday evening.

An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the MERIT trauma doctor were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found the woman, who was in her 20s, flat on her back between the railway line and the platform.

“Her left leg was bent back with the thigh against her body and the calf against the train.

“Ambulance staff managed to get her out of the position and assessed her condition at the scene. Astonishingly, she appeared to have no injury from her close shave with the train but was taken to City Hospital for further assessment.

“It is clear that, had the train gone even another foot further forwards, then we could have been looking at a totally different situation, with the potential for very serious injuries.

“She has been more than lucky.”


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