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
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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.”

The level crossing on Albion Street, Castleford, where a 17-year-old was struck by a train. Picture: Mark Lorriman

The level crossing on Albion Street, Castleford, where a 17-year-old was struck by a train. Picture: Mark Lorriman

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