Woman struck by train after wheelchair gets stuck on tracks
Woman struck by train after wheelchair gets stuck on
Train vs Pedestrian Morningside Drive
At about 9.05am this morning a female pedestrian
in an electric wheel chair was struck by a freight train at
the Morningside Rail Crossing.
Initial reports indicate
that the Wheel Chair got stuck crossing the tracks. Several
people came to the aid of the person in the Wheel Chair and
tried to get her clear of the approaching train.
Female has been taken to Auckland Hospital with Serious
injuries. A person who was trying to help has been taken to
hospital with minor injuries.
Auckland Police are
investiagting and will provide more detail later in the
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