Man survives being hit by train

A MAN has survived after being hit by a train at a crossing in Burnham on Crouch.

Emergency services were called to an incident in the Essex town on Tuesday night, following reports that someone had been hit by a train.

The ambulance service received a 999 call at 5.42pm to the incident near the Ferry Road crossing.

Simon Standen, clinical coordination lead on the critical care desk in the Chelmsford control room, said: “The patient suffered serious head injuries.

“As well as two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance and a duty manager, the Magpas Helimedix medical team was deployed from RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire in order to support crews at scene.

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“The patient was anaesthetised at the scene so that he could be treated more safely, stabilised and immobilised, and then flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for further care.”

The patient’s condition is serious but stable.

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