Llanelli man recovering in hospital after being struck by train
A 27-YEAR-OLD Llanelli man is recovering in hospital after he was struck by a train over the weekend.
The incident, saw emergency services rush to the aid of the man who was involved in a collision with the 8.15am Swansea to Carmarthen First Great Western service on Saturday.
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said they were called to a line near the town’s railway station after receiving reports of the incident, which is not being treated at suspicious.
The man escaped the scene with facial injuries after being airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
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The spokesman added that the casualty underwent surgery for his injuries on Sunday, while a second man was treated at the scene for shock. “He underwent surgery on Sunday but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening,” the spokesman said.
“Officers remain in close contact with the man and his family.”
Rail passengers initially faced delays with lines closed in both directions following the incident, but normal service resumed after an hour.
The spokesman added: “Officers from British Transport Police and Dyfed-Powys Police attended the incident, which was reported to police at 8.41am.
“Upon arrival, officers discovered a man who had suffered facial injuries.
“The man was seen on the track by the driver of a train who applied the emergency brake but was unable to stop in time and struck him at low speed.
“The man was given first aid at the scene before paramedics arrived. He was then airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, where he remains in a stable and comfortable condition.”