Man dies after being hit by train in Smethwick

By Dayna Farrington | Smethwick | News | Published:

A man has died after being hit by a train in Smethwick.

Smethwick Rolfe Street station. Photo: Google Maps

Emergency services were called to Smethwick Rolfe Street station shortly after 8pm on Saturday evening following reports of a collision between a pedestrian and a train.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, a British Transport Police spokesman confirmed on Monday

"Officers were called to Smethwick station shortly after 8pm on Saturday night following reports of a casualty on the tracks," the spokesman said.

"Paramedics also attended but sadly, a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman added: "We were called to reports of a collision between a train and a pedestrian at Rolfe Street train station at 8.09pm on Saturday night.

"On arrival we discovered one patient, a man, who had been seriously injured in the collision.

"Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

"One ambulances, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car and the trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team were sent to the scene.”

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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