Man survives after being hit by train at Longfield

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A MAN was rushed to hospital with serious head and leg injuries after being hit by a train at Longfield train station.

The 67-year-old man was rescued by firefighters using heavy lifting equipment and he was taken to Kings College Hospital in London after the incident on Sunday at 1.26am.

An air ambulance, two ambulances and two paramedic cars were all sent to the scene to help with the rescue attempt which took an hour to complete.

Police are not treating the incident as suspicious and the man is in a stable condition.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: ""British Transport Police and Kent Police attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 1.25am.

"South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service also attended the incident, and the 67-year-old man was removed from the tracks. "The line was handed back to Network Rail at 2.40am. The man remains in stable condition.

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5:33pm Mon 2 Dec 13

cherithporter says...

Oh no! I live near Longfield. Glad the man survived. Lucky!
Hope he makes a good recovery.

Was he attempting suicide?
Oh no! I live near Longfield. Glad the man survived. Lucky! Hope he makes a good recovery. Was he attempting suicide? cherithporter

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