Woman taken to hospital after being struck by Scunthorpe to Manchester train
A woman was struck by a train on the main Scunthorpe to Doncaster railway line this morning (Tuesday January 8).
An air ambulance was called to the scene.
A British Transport Police spokeswoman said officers attended Thorpe South station following a report of a woman being hit by a train.
“BTP and South Yorkshire Police officers attended the incident which was reported to BTP at 10.27am and is currently being treated as non-suspicious," she added.
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“Medics from South Yorkshire Ambulance Service also attended and a woman, who is thought to have received a glancing blow as she walked between the platforms, was treated at the scene.
“She was taken to a Sheffield hospital with severe back injuries.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident.”
The train involved was the 9.26am Cleethorpes to Manchester Airport service via Barnetby and Scunthorpe.
It was later revealed that the injured woman is from South Yorkshire.
Fire crews from Humberside and South Yorkshire attended.
Humberside fire-fighters assisted with moving the casualty into the air ambulance.