A man has died after being struck by train near Chemistry Lane, Pentre
Train lines between Flint and Chester were blocked last night as emergency services dealt with an incident near Chemistry Lane, Pentre.
#VTNEW: Due to a person hit by a train between Flint and Chester all lines are blocked, more info to follow
— Virgin Trains (@VirginTrains) June 11, 2015
A 26-year-old local man was struck by a Virgin Trains service from Bangor to Birmingham New Street at around 9.30pm on Thursday evening.
Several people reported on twitter seeing emergency services flood into the area around Chemistry Lane and Factory Road, Pentre, the Police helicopter was also seen in the area.
Sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
One eyewitness who lives close by said.
“We didn’t know what was going on at first, we thought somebody must have been in the river Dee.
We saw a private ambulance turn up, it was shocking”
Superintendent Andy Morgan, of British Transport Police (BTP), said:
“Our officers were called to the line near Chemistry Lane, Pentre, Deeside, on Thursday, 11 June, after a report of a person being struck by a train.
“The incident was reported to BTP at 9.34pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.
“Colleagues from North Wales Police and the Welsh Ambulance Service also attended, but a man – who is believed to be 26 years old and from the local area – was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The man’s family has been informed and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.”
The train involved was a Bangor to Birmingham New Street service. The line was handed back to Network Rail at 10.58pm.
There was high praise for Virgin staff on the Bangor to Birmingham train by passengers one person tweeted:
@VirginTrains in times of such tragedy, these people are an honour to yourselves!
— James Phillips (@pingalingo) June 11, 2015
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