Pensioner in critical condition after fall from bridge near Cradley Heath railway station

A pensioner remains in a critical condition after falling from a road bridge near Cradley Heath railway station.

Cradley Heath railway station. Photo: Google Maps
Cradley Heath railway station. Photo: Google Maps

Emergency services were called to the scene, off Forge Lane, following a report of a body seen line-side shortly before 4pm on Sunday.

Residents reported seeing a heavy presence of police and ambulances at the scene.

Officers, along with paramedics, found the pensioner near to the lines and transported the 75-year-old to hospital.

A spokeswoman for British Transport Police said: "Officers were called to the lines close to Cradley Heath at 3.41pm on Sunday after reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended and a 75-year-old man was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition."

"His family have been informed and the incident is not being treated as suspicious."

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