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Woman knocked down by a train in York


5:47pm 10th February 2011

A woman's been hit by a train on the railway line running between York and Scarborough.

It's happened this afternoon on the track near Bootham in York.

The woman is seriously injured but not dead.

Ambulance crews, the police and firefighters were all alerted and a cordon is now in place stopping pedestrians getting near-by tonight.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said:

“BTP officers were called to the railway line close to Bootham Terrace, York, on Thursday 10th February after a report that a woman was struck by a train at the location.

“Officers from BTP and North Yorkshire Police attended the incident, which was reported to police at 3.48pm.

“Paramedics from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and colleagues from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service also attended and found a woman had sustained serious injuries to her arm.  She has since been taken to hospital. 

“Her injuries aren’t believed to be life threatening. 

“The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious.  Enquiries are ongoing as to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“The line was handed back to Network Rail at 4.45pm.”

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