POLICE have confirmed that a man hit by a train at Ickenham Station suffered serious arm injuries and is being treated in hospital.
A 51-year-old man from Ruislip was hit by an eastbound Metropolitan Line train after wandering onto the tracks at Ickenham Station. Police said that he suffered a 'severed arm.'
An air ambulance attended the scene at 5.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 15) and took the man to hospital where he was being treated for injuries.
Ambulances parked nearby in Glebe Way, Ickenham, attending the scene, with police closing the station.
The incident took place at busy rush hour, causing the Metropolitan and Piccadilly Lines to both be closed off to commuters, disrupting thousands on their train journeys.
A British Transport Police spokesperson said: "The incident, which was reported to police at 5.34pm, is being treated as non-suspicious.
"The man was taken to hospital for treatment for a serious injury to his arm. His injuries are not currently believed to be life threatening."
An LAS spokesperson said: "We sent two ambulance crews and a single responder in a car. The air ambulance was also dispatched with our first crews on the scene within five minutes.
"Our staff treated one patient in a serious condition who was transported by air ambulance to the Royal London Hospital, in Whitechapel, east London."
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