Wheelchair user trapped under moving train after he rolled off platform & onto tracks

A man in a wheelchair was trapped underneath a moving train after he rolled off the platform and onto the tracks.

The man in his 30s was rushed to hospital with serious neck and leg injuries after he was hit by the train.

The horror incident, which is believed not to be accidental, happened at Dartford Train Station in Kent yesterday (Thurs) afternoon.

British Transport Police confirmed they are not treating the incident as suspicious.

A spokesman said: “Officers were called to Dartford station at 4.13pm on Thursday after reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended and a man in his thirties was taken to hospital.

“His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious.”

Emergency services, including air ambulance and Hazardous Area Response Team crew released the injured man from underneath the train.

A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service said: “The patient was conscious but was trapped underneath part of the train.

“He was a wheelchair user suffering from serious neck and leg pain.

“We worked with other emergency services and he was taken to Kings College Hospital by road.”

By Isabel Dobinson

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