Commuters praised after woman is rescued from train tracks


Friday 16th December 2016 – 10.45am – Jamie Arrowsmith.


An ambulance crew has praised the quick thinking actions of commuters and staff at a railway station this morning for rescuing a woman from the tracks.

The woman, believed to be in her 20s, had suffered a medical episode at Wylde Green Railway Station in Sutton Coldfield and fallen on to the tracks as a result. Whilst some fellow passengers acted quickly to get her off the tracks, others alerted staff at the station in order to stop any trains.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident at 7.50am and sent one ambulance to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Great credit goes to those who acted so quickly to rescue the woman and bring her back to a place of safety.

“Well done also to those who had the presence of mind to alert staff straight away in order to stop any trains that may have been approaching.

“The woman, who suffered cuts in the fall, including to her head, was treated at the scene before being transported to Good Hope Hospital for further assessment.”


Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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