Monday, 10 March 2014

Incident at the Train Station

On Monday morning, 10 March 2014, a person was hit by a train at the Diggers Rest station.

Photograph by Grant Logan

Emergency services including CFA, SES, Police and Ambulance were quick to arrive at the scene. Residents were alerted as helicopters flew above the township. Metro trains suspended services between Sunbury and Watergardens for approximately two hours and put buses on order.

Update 5:00 pm, 10 March 2014

Police have appealed for witnesses and information relating to the incident at the Diggers Rest Railway Station where a man was hit by a train.

Police say the man jumped from the moving Melbourne-bound Metro train about 7am. The male passenger activated the emergency release as the train slowed at the Diggers Rest Railway Station and fell from train.

He received significant injuries to his legs and arms and was air lifted to Alfred hospital. His injuries were life-threatening. Ambulance Victoria spokesman Paul Bentley told media that paramedics found the man, in his 20s, lying beside the railway track.

He was flown to The Alfred hospital with life-threatening injuries

Police say there were only four people on the train at the time and none in the carriage the man jumped from.

Anyone with information should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Update 8:00 am, 11 March 2014

Channel Ten Video Report, 10 March 2014

Diggers Rest Talk will update this article as more information comes to light.

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