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Woman on platform hit by train at Ealing Broadway Station
AN ELDERLY woman is recovering in hospital after being hit by a train yesterday.
The victim, believed to be in her 70s, was treated at the scene for head injuries Ealing Broadway station.
A witness who asked not to be named, said he was on the other side of the platform when she was hit by the fast-moving overground train which was not stopping at the station.
He said: "I heard a loud bang and tuned around and then I saw something on the platform.
"I didn't realise it was a person until I got closer and then ran quickly to alert staff and called an ambulance.
"She was bleeding quite heavily from her face but she was breathing. The train had stopped further down the track.
"It was a shock. I'm just glad to hear she wasn't more seriously hurt."
Four ambulances, medics in a motorbike and one in a car as well as the team from London's air ambulance in a car were sent at about 4.10pm.
She was taken to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington by ambulance escorted by a doctor from the air ambulance.
Her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
The station was closed for about half an hour.
British Transport Police are still the cause of the accident but say they are not treating it as suspicious.
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