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Man hit by train at Coledale

POLICE are investigating how a man came to be struck by a train at Coledale Railway Station this morning.

Police have been told the 24-year-old man was sitting on the platform with his legs dangling over the edge when he was struck by a southbound train about 1.30am today (Sunday November 25). The man was dragged about 20m and sustained severe head and chest injuries.

Police were first on the scene and rendered assistance until NSW Ambulance Paramedics arrived and he was airlifted to St George Hospital. He’s described as being in a critical condition.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Wollongong Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney newspaper journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now a senior journalist with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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One thought on “Man hit by train at Coledale

  1. Oh my god, I heard the long presses of the horn on Sunday from my house. Hope he recovers.

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    Posted by Steven | November 26, 2012, 3:31 pm

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