Police officer hit by train while trying to save ‘distressed man’
A police officer remains in a serious condition after being hit by a train in Nottingham.
The Nottinghamshire officer was helping a “distressed man” who was on the train tracks on Thursday evening in Balderton, Newark-on-Trent, when the incident took place.
The police officer was taken to the local hospital, the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) along with the man he was trying to help – his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Chief Constable, Kate Meynell, said: “This is a truly devastating incident that has left one of our officers very poorly in hospital. We are supporting his family and ensuring that he gets all the care and support he needs.”
“This was also extremely traumatic for all those who attended the scene, some of whom provided immediate medical assistance while the ambulance was on its way.”
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The Chief Constable added: “I would like to personally thank them for their quick and dedicated response to this incident. Officers and police staff put themselves in danger every day to keep the public safe and from harm and I personally want to say how eternally grateful and proud I am of them all.”
The British Transport Police (BTP) has opened an investigation into the incident, which took place just before 7pm on August 24.
In a statement, the Transport Police said: “Officers attended alongside paramedics, where one man was found to have sustained non-life-threatening electrocution injuries, and another man, a Nottinghamshire police officer, had sustained life-changing injuries and sadly remains in a critical condition. Both were taken to hospital where they remain.”
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