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Teen cheats death in train collision

The incident on Monday morning is understood to have taken place on a stretch of rail track near to this manual crossing at the bottom of Anderson Street.

The incident on Monday morning is understood to have taken place on a stretch of rail track near to this manual crossing at the bottom of Anderson Street.

Pulled from beneath a train on Monday a Carnoustie teenager had an extremely lucky escape after being hit by the 7.42 service from Glasgow Queen Street.

The British Transport Police (BTP), who have jurisdiction over railway incidents said: “A 14-year-old local girl suffered minor injuries after being struck by a train between Golf Street and Barry Links at around 9.20 a.m. She was taken by ambulance to Ninewells Hospital and later released after treatment.

George L. Murphy, an extraction engineer at Carnoustie Golf Links, witnessed the young person being taken out from beneath the train.

He said: “But for the skill and the expert handling of this train the situation might have turned out very differently. Not only was the driver skilful, he had the expertise to reverse his train so the girl could be freed without further harm.

“All this after being involved in a dramatic incident. A real hero.”

The emergency services have also been commended for their speedy response after being alerted to the incident.

Nikki Jones commented on Our Carnoustie’s Facebook page: “She walked past my window and I called the police...she obviously is needing help.”

The BTP confirm that there are no suspicious circumstances around the incident.

Carnoustie Councillor Brian Boyd witnessed the emergency response from his kitchen window:

“I saw all the emergency services rushing down the road past my house. I realised it was serious with the number of services attending.

“I am just glad everything is fine and I wish the young lady a speedy recovery.”

 

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