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Teenager hit by train at Castleford level crossing is in critical condition

The Yorksire Air Ambulance at the incident scene. Picture: Mark Lorriman

The Yorksire Air Ambulance at the incident scene. Picture: Mark Lorriman

A TEENAGER who was hit by a train at a level crossing near Castleford town centre yesterday evening (Wednesday August 20) is in a critical condition in hospital.

The 17-year-old was struck by a train at the level crossing on Albion Street just before 6pm.

He was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Our officers were called to a level crossing near Castleford shortly before 6pm on Wednesday, 20 August, after reports a person had been hit by a train.

“Colleagues from West Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service also attended. A 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

“The incident is not currently being treated as suspicious.”

A spokeswoman for Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, said: “Yorkshire Ambulance Service despatched a rapid response vehicle, ambulance, doctor, air ambulance and our Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene. The patient was seriously injured and was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary.”

 

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