One dead after being hit by Island Line train

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Yesterday (Friday 15/05/2020) emergency services rushed to the scene of an incident where a driver reported colliding with a pedestrian in the Los Altos Park near Lake station on the Isle of wight.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said:

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“Officers were called to the line in Lake, close to Lake Train Station, at 17:45 following reports of a casualty on the tracks. “Paramedics also attended but sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene. “Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family. “The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner”.

A HEMS team based in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Air Ambulance attended the incident; however, the man was unresponsive, and he died at the scene.

Police were able to locate his family and informed them of the death. Flowers are at the site as a mark of respect.

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