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Teenager 'fighting for life' after falling onto railway tracks

A teenager is fighting for her life after falling on train tracks in what was believed to have been a terrible accident.

The 17-year-old was found unconscious and suffered serious electrical burns after falling onto the tracks at a train station and is described as being in a "critical but stable condition" in hospital.

Passengers left a train to help administer CPR before she was taken to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital from the station - just three miles from Royal Ascot where the penultimate days' racing had earlier taken place.

One of the passengers on the train, Stu Sharp, tweeted: "Terrible accident at Sunningdale, a young girl fallen on train tracks, possibly electrocuted, not breathing, emergency services in attendance."

He added: "Found out that she's critical in intensive care, breathing but not conscious."


Southern Rail passengers face more disruption

The drivers' action begins after midnight on Thursday Credit: PA

Southern Rail has confirmed that it is preparing for an overtime ban by ASLEF drivers from 00.01 on Thursday 29th June until further notice. Southern says it will run as full a timetable as possible. Some services will be amended or cancelled. This will affect Southern and Gatwick Express services. Thameslink and Great Northern are unaffected by this industrial action.


Woman identified after death at country park

A woman who fell to her death at Seven Sisters Country Park has been formally identified.

Emergency services were called to the incident just east of Cuckmere Haven, near Eastbourne, at 2.22pm on Thursday 22 June.

The woman has been identified as Hyewon Kim, 23, from South Korea. She had been studying English in the UK.

Early enquiries indicate her death was a tragic accident and the full circumstances will be subject to an inquest.

Suspended jail sentence for woman after Sussex crash

Beverley Thomas should not have been driving Credit: Sussex Police

A Brighton woman has been convicted of dangerous driving following a serious injury crash on the A27 at Worthing.

Beverley Thomas, 56, of Ladies Mile Road, Brighton, appeared before Worthing magistrates pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving while her licence was revoked.

She was sentenced to eight weeks' imprisonment, suspended for two years. She was also disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to take an extended driving test before she can obtain another licence.

It appeared that Ms Thomas had unintentionally joined the westbound A27 towards Arundel when she decided to turn her Mini Cooper around in the car park of the Coach and Horses public house.

She exited on the wrong side of the road and attempted to drive across the A27 through a gap in the central reservation, which was prohibited from doing by No Entry signs.

As she began crossing the road, she caused one car to brake heavily to avoid a collision, but then a Ford Focus in the outside lane did collide with her car. Both drivers were injured.

It transpired during our investigation into the crash that the DVLA had previously revoked Ms Thomas's driving licence in February 2016 and so she should not have been driving.

– Sergeant Rob Baldwin, Sussex and Surrey road policing unit

Trains halted in Sussex after heavy rain

The power was switched off after heavy rain Credit: Network Rail

Heavy rain flooded both tracks into East Grinstead station at around 9.30pm on Tuesday evening, and power had to be switched off for safety reasons.

Buses were put on to run between Hurst Green and East Grinstead until the end of the day. The rain slackened off overnight and power was switched back on at 0530. Trains have been running normally since then.

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