A teenager has been seriously injured after being struck by a train in Worcestershire.
The victim suffered head, pelvic and leg injuries following the incident at the Chawson foot crossing on the railway line off Westbury Avenue, Droitwich Spa, today (Tuesday).
It is believed that the man, who is in his late teens, was crossing the tracks with a friend when the incident occurred at around 2.30pm.
Passengers experienced delays of up to an hour while emergency crews treated the man, who has not been named, at the scene. No one else was injured in the incident.
A spokesman for British Transport police (BTP) said: “Police received the call at 2.46pm and on arrival, officers found a man in his late teens at the scene with injuries consistent with having been struck by a train.
“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and enquiries are ongoing.”
Paramedics treated the man at the scene before he was flown by air ambulance to the region’s speciailist trauma centre at Selly Oak Hospital for further treatment.
The incident, which involved the 13.41 Hereford to Birmingham New Street service, closed the line for an hour before it was handed back to Network Rail shortly after 3.30pm.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting log reference 222 of 29/12/09.