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Man hit by train at Kingston station 'conscious and breathing' on way to hospital
A man hit by a train at Kingston station last night was "conscious and breathing" when paramedics took him to hospital, London Ambulance has said.
The 41-year-old was struck by a train bound for Waterloo at about 11.45pm yesterday.
A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said paramedics treated him for leg injuries on the platform and took him as a priority to St George’s Hospital in Tooting.
Witnesses on the platform said the man, who had been comforted by passengers before paramedics arrived, was lucky not to have been dragged under the train as it came to a halt.
One witness said the man had "bounced off" the carriage and narrowly avoided falling between the train and the edge of the platform.
The Comet initially reported the incident on Twitter:
"Paramedic arrives. "Sorry, excuse me." A witness says the man's head and knee were clipped by arriving train."
"Bunch of drunks just got off rear of train, loudly. The man is now sitting up. Paramedic checks his pulse. Drunks now quiet."
"SWT employee on platform taking some notes from man hit. Tells paramedic he doesn't remember trying to get into the train. Says he fell."
"Paramedic lays man on floor, feet elevated. Other passengers questioning SWT chap. Some, incredibly, concerned about onward journey."
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: "The incident was reported to BTP at 11.51pm and was also attended by Metropolitan Police officers.
"The 41-year-old man was treated at the scene for minor injuries to his leg before being taken to St George’s Hospital.
"The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious."
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