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Coledale train victim remains in critical condition

THE 24-year-old Berkeley man hit by a goods train at Coledale Railway Station about 1.30am on Sunday remains in intensive care with critical brain injuries.
It is believed the man was sitting with his legs dangling over the platform edge and his head slumped forward when the train hit him and dragged him about 20m.
Police said the driver sounded a horn 70m before the platform but was not able to wake the ”dozing” victim.
Family and friends were keeping a bedside vigil at St George Hospital where doctors said his condition had not improved on Sunday.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local 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 the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW 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 authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated 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 Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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