Gatwick Express passenger dies on scene from head injury after train collision at Wandsworth Common

A Gatwick Express passenger died of a head injury after a collision at Wandsworth Common station this afternoon. 

A man died on the scene at Wandsworth Common train station at around 5:30pm on Sunday, August 7.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 5.34pm to reports of an incident at Wandsworth Common railway station.

“We sent an ambulance crew, a single responder and a car and an incident response officer to the scene alongside an air ambulance.

“We treated a person at the scene for a head injury but sadly they were pronounced dead by the doctor from the air ambulance.”

Wandsworth Common accident 2HORRIFIC: The man died on the scene

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “Officers from the BTP attended an incident, which was reported to BTP at 1732 hours, and it is not being treated as suspicious.

“Medics from the local Ambulance service also attended but the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

A Gatwick Express spokesperson said: “We can confirm reports of an incident on board a Gatwick Express train travelling to Victoria from Gatwick during which a man sustained serious head injuries.

“The emergency services attended the scene at Wandsworth Common station and despite their best efforts, they were unable to save him.  We send our condolences to his family.
“We are co-operating fully with British Transport Police and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch who are investigating this incident.
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THIS AFTERNOON: Emergency services have now left but the scene is still cordoned off

Images courtesy of @Lucie_Walker via Twitter with thanks

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