Blind man killed after being hit by a train may not have realised it was still moving

The Blind man was killed after being hit by a train at Eden Park Station in southeast London

A Blind man has died after falling onto the tracks at Eden Park Station, London.

Paramedics rushed to Eden Park Station in Beckenham, southeast London, shortly after 7 pm on Wednesday. But despite their best efforts, the man died at the scene.

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Witnesses said he may have been blind and thought it safe to step off the platform after hearing the doors of another train opening that had arrived moments earlier.

A London Ambulance Services said they were called at 7.07 pm and responded ‘to reports of a person injured by a train at Eden Park Station’.

They added: ‘We sent an ambulance, two medics in fast response cars, a team leader, an incident response officer and our Hazardous Area Response Team. ‘We also dispatched an advanced trauma team – consisting of a paramedic and a doctor – from London’s Air Ambulance who responded by car. ‘Sadly the patient died at the scene.’





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