Man struck by train at Stoke Mandeville

Man struck by train at Stoke Mandeville

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 12:03pm 26th February 2018. (Updated at 5:06pm 26th February 2018)

A man has been hit by a train at Stoke Mandeville station.

It happened at around 7pm yesterday evening.

Officers and paramedics attended the scene and the man was taken to hospital having sustained life changing injuries.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

South Central Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a paramedic team leader, a silver officer, a pre-hospital emergency doctor and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance emergency response vehicle to the scene.

The patient was an approximately mid-20s male who was underneath a train at the station having sustained life-changing and life-threatening injuries.

Neil Durrant, Clinical Operations Manager at SCAS who was the Silver Officer at the scene, said:

“This was an extremely challenging incident for all emergency service staff who attended. It is likely the outcome would have been significantly worse but for the prompt actions of the first Thames Valley Police officers at the scene.

"On my arrival, the initial ambulance service personnel were working alongside Thames Valley Police officers and had managed to stabilise the patient whilst he was still under the train.

"Thanks to the excellent work of SCAS clinicians and TVP officers, the patient was then able to be moved to an ambulance where he received further treatment from the emergency doctor and air ambulance team before being taken to the major trauma centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.” 

Craig was at the station when it happened - he said:

"I was a passenger on the train from Aylesbury going to Wendover. Our train got stopped at Stoke Mandeville.

"I got off the train and I saw a woman on the platform shouting down to a young lad who was under the train."

"I helped the young lad stay calm and keep his cool, make sure his breathing was relaxed, and just made sure he wasn't alone."

"Luckily the woman was a nurse and first aid trained."

"I feel shook up. It's not something you see everyday. I was in shock but my first instinct was to help out and make sure the young lad was okay."

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