Man has arm seperated from him after tragic fall

by Alister POOLE on August 30, 2011

A Scotsman was recovering in his hospital bed yesterday after having to have his left arm had amputated following a serious accident at a railway station.

The man, aged 21 and from Buckie, who hasn’t been named yet, sustained serious arm injuries upon being run over after he fell from Perth station’s platform on Sunday night.

It is understood that the male was attempting to board the train at the time the accident occurred. His left arm has been badly crushed and has had to be amputated by specialist surgeons at Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital.

A spokesman from the British Transport Police confirmed that a 21-year-old from Buckie was stood on one of the platforms at Perth station around 10.50pm Sunday evening and appears to have fallen right between the station’s platform and a train heading from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen.

Unfortunately ,the spokesman continued, his left arm has been seriously injured as a result of the accident, which is why the young man was taken to Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital - which is where he is still being detained. Although his condition was described as serious, it remains stable, it was added.

The accident came only hours after a body was discovered on the same tracks, leading to major disruptions. The corpse of a 40-year-old male was discovered on the railway line close to Arbroath just before 7am on Saturday.

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