Thu. Jul 25th, 2024
alert-–-punchbowl,-sydney:-chilling-photo-shows-moments-after-woman’s-fatal-mistake-in-horror-train-accidentAlert – Punchbowl, Sydney: Chilling photo shows moments after woman’s fatal mistake in horror train accident

Dramatic pictures have captured the rescue effort by emergency services after a woman was hit by a train in Sydney. 

The woman, aged in her fifties, was struck down at Punchbowl train station, in the city’s south-west, on Tuesday afternoon shortly before peak hour.

She was immediately transferred to an ambulance before being taken to St George Hospital, but tragically died on Wednesday morning.

She had climbed down onto the track to retrieve something she’d dropped – possibly a mobile phone – and was unable to get back onto the platform.

Vision shows emergency services who had rushed to the station, including Fire and Rescue NSW crews, as they worked to free the woman from beneath the train.

A team of paramedics then performed CPR on the woman as she was carefully shepherded on a stretcher from the platform, through the train station and into a waiting ambulance. 

A police patrol car then arrived under sirens to deliver blood to paramedics working in the back of the ambulance.

The incident sparked widespread shutdowns and delays of train routes in Sydney on Tuesday.

Crowds were backed up at Central Station awaiting trains that were slowly travelling on the T3 Bankstown line.

‘Service disruption – Allow extra travel time due to an incident requiring emergency services at Punchbowl earlier,’ warning signs read.

Commuters travelling towards Punchbowl had to board all-stops services to Revesby, with several services cancelled.

Police are investigating the incident. 

Officers have spoken with a number of witnesses at the scene and have reviewed CCTV as part of their inquiries.

The train driver returned a negative breath test.

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