A YOUNG man who lost his arm during an incident at a railway station in Droitwich remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
We have previously reported how the young man was reported to have fallen between a train and a platform at Droitwich Railway Station on Friday, suffering what has been described as a ‘life-changing injury’.
A spokesperson for the British Transport Police said: “At 7.49pm on Friday 12 May we were called to Droitwich Spa station following reports of a person being struck by a train.
"Officers attended alongside paramedics and a 17-year-old man was treated for injuries before being taken to hospital. The man’s injuries are life changing and he remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
This incident is not being treated as suspicious.”
A spokesperson for the West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they received a call at 7.44pm. An ambulance, paramedic officer, the Hazardous Area Response Team, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance at Strensham attended the scene.
He said the casualty had suffered ‘serious arm injuries’ and a head injury. The casualty was taken by road to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, the nearest major trauma centre.
The man had to be anaesthetised at the scene before he was taken to hospital.
The trauma doctor travelled with him to hospital.
The incident caused a number of delays on trains until around 10.30pm. There were no trains running between Kidderminster and Worcester Shrub Hill or between Bromsgrove and Worcester Shrub Hill with replacement buses operating instead.
London Midland said previously they would be conducting an investigation.