Saturday 20 December 2014

Man dies after being hit by train in tragic accident

The victim dropped something on the railway tracks and tried to retrieve it before incident occurred.

Published 02/03/2014 | 18:17

Irish Rail
Irish Rail

An investigation is underway after a man was hit by a train in Co Kildare.

The man, who was in his fifties, was at Sallins & Naas train station when the tragedy occurred earlier today at approximately 10.30am.

It is understood he dropped something on to the track and made an effort to retrieve the item.

He made an effort to get back on to the station platform but was unable to do so. He was then hit by an approaching train.

Paramedics rushed to the scene but the man was pronounced dead.

"It's quite clear that this was a tragic accident," a spokesperson for Irish Rail said.

The man's family have been informed.

A full investigation has been launched.

Irish Independent

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