Woman falls 2.5m on to tracks at Warwick train station

Transit guards make sure the woman is safe after falling from the platform at Warwick station.
Transit guards make sure the woman is safe after falling from the platform at Warwick station.

A WOMAN had a lucky escape when she fell 2.5m on to train tracks at Warwick station yesterday.

Transit guards carried her to safety after the vision-impaired woman had fallen from the platform in an accident about 4pm.

Trains were stopped for about half an hour while the 51-year-old was rescued and attended to by ambulance officers.

One commuter told Community News they had got off a north-bound train to see a crowd of people looking toward the south-bound line.

“There was a lady lying beside the tracks with two security guards bending over her,” the commuter said.

“She had fallen off the platform, hurt her head and was dragged off the tracks by the security guards.”

The woman was taken priority 1 to Royal Perth Hospital in a stable condition with head and lower leg injuries.

Trains were back to normal timetabling within an hour.