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UPDATE: Emergency vehicles at Burgess Hill Station

Incident Burgess Hill Station. Picture by Eddie Howland

Incident Burgess Hill Station. Picture by Eddie Howland

An eye-witness has said there were 15 or 16 emergency vehicles on the scene after a man was hit by a train at Burgess Hill Railway Station last night (June 9).

A man in his 50s was airlifted to King’s College Hospital, an acute care facility in London, at 7.10pm, with critical head and lower leg injuries.

Trevor Butler, a resident who was on the scene just after the incident, said there were 15 or 16 emergency vehicles on site including; Sussex Police, British Transport Police, ambulances, paramedic cars and Network Rail in several vehicles.

He said: “Police cordoned off the London-bound platform while teams of paramedics treated the injured man at the scene. They then carried him, heavily bandaged, to a waiting ambulance and in St John’s Park he was transferred to a helicopter for airlift to specialist treatment.

“Many onlookers and expectant travellers were kept out of the station until the incident was over.”

 

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