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Man flown to hospital by helicopter with head injuries after being hit by train; Northern Rail said that all lines between Newcastle and Middlesbrough were blocked as a result, before they reopened shortly after 9.30pm.

Byline: Samuel Jones

A man was taken to hospital by air ambulance after being hit by a train.

Emergency services were seen in the Lancaster Road area ofHartlepoolshortly after 7pm on Saturday.

The man, who is believed to be in his 40s, suffered head injuries and was flown toJames Cook HospitalinMiddlesbrough.

Northern Rail said that all lines between Newcastle and Middlesbrough were blocked as a result, before they reopened shortly after 9.30pm.

A spokesperson for theNorth East Ambulance Servicesaid: "We were called at 7.10pm to reports of an incident involving a collision on the railway line.

"We sent a rapid response vehicle, an officer, an ambulance, two of our hazardous area response teams and we requested support from the Great North Air Ambulance.

"We took one male patient believed to be in his 40s to James Cook Hospital by air with head injuries."

The man's current condition is not known.

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
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Date:May 12, 2019
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