A man has died after leaning out of a train window and being hit by another train.The Gatwick Express passenger was pronounced dead at the scene after the incident at Wandsworth Common station, London.
A spokeswoman for London Ambulance Service said they were called at 5.34pm. “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.”
A police cordon was in place around the entrance to the station. Officers carried the man’s body, wrapped in a blanket, to the back of a private ambulance. They placed it carefully in the back before the vehicle was driven slowly from the scene.
A Gatwick Express spokesman said it first received reports about the incident at 5.45pm. He said: “We have received reports of an incident on board a Gatwick Express train which was en route to Victoria from Gatwick this afternoon. The emergency services are in attendance at Wandsworth Common station. We have no further information at this stage.”