Blind man killed after being hit by a train may not have realised it was still moving

The Blind man was killed after being hit by a train at Eden Park Station in southeast London

A Blind man has died after falling onto the tracks at Eden Park Station, London.

Paramedics rushed to Eden Park Station in Beckenham, southeast London, shortly after 7 pm on Wednesday. But despite their best efforts, the man died at the scene.

Witnesses said he may have been blind and thought it safe to step off the platform after hearing the doors of another train opening that had arrived moments earlier.

A London Ambulance Services said they were called at 7.07 pm and responded ‘to reports of a person injured by a train at Eden Park Station’.

They added: ‘We sent an ambulance, two medics in fast response cars, a team leader, an incident response officer and our Hazardous Area Response Team. ‘We also dispatched an advanced trauma team – consisting of a paramedic and a doctor – from London’s Air Ambulance who responded by car. ‘Sadly the patient died at the scene.’

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