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Teenager hit by train in Carnoustie

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British Transport Police have confirmed that a young female, believed to be a teenager, was hit by a train in Carnoustie this morning.

The incident took place between Golf Street station and Barry Links station at approximately 9.20 a.m.

The casualty was treated at the scene and has now been taken to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. Her condition is not yet known.

Disruptions to train travel passing through these stations is ongoing.

Cross Country trains tweeted: “UPDATE: Due to a person being hit by a train the 08:20 Aberdeen - Penzance is currently being delayed between Arbroath & Dundee. #Carnoustie”

UPDATE: National Rail have reported, via Twitter that the disruption has now been cleared: “CLEARED:Trains are running normally between Dundee and Aberdeen following delays caused by a person being hit by a train at #Carnoustie.”

The mother of the 14-year-old girl who was hit by a Cross Country train yesterday contacted Facebook group ‘OurCarnoustie’ to thank the public and emergency services for all their help:

“She was released from hospital with no serious or lasting injuries, and is resting at home, and many thanks for everyone’s support and concern.”

She would also like to send a huge thanks to the train driver for everything he did to try and prevent it being any worse than it was.

 

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