Paramedics rush to Essex train station after ‘casualty on the tracks’

Emergency services rushed to a train station near Essex after reports of a “casualty on the tracks”.

Romford Railway Station, in Romford, Greater London, was swarmed by police and ambulance crews at 9.40pm yesterday (Sunday, February 21).

Paramedics rushed one patient to a local hospital after they suffered head and leg injuries.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 9:40pm yesterday (February 21) to reports of a person injured at Romford Railway Station.

“We sent an ambulance crew, an incident response officer, a medic in a car and our hazardous area response team (HART).

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“We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance by road.

“We treated a man at the scene with head and leg injuries and took him to a major trauma centre.”

The British Transport Police was also in attendance, and a spokesperson has confirmed that the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “British Transport Police were called to the line near Romford at 9.40pm yesterday (February 21) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended, and a man was taken to a local hospital. His injuries are not life threatening.

“This incident is not being treated as suspicious.”

Essex Live