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Tube horror victim who lost both legs begins 2nd week in hospital

PUBLISHED: 15:13 23 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:54 05 October 2010

A PASSENGER who lost both legs and an arm when he was hit by a London Underground train remains in hospital this week—seven days after the incident. Police and emergency fire crews were called to Aldgate East station where the 49-year-old was found trapped under a train which had run over both his legs and his arm on December 16

A PASSENGER who lost both legs and an arm when he was hit by a London Underground train remains in hospital this week—seven days after the incident.

Police and emergency fire crews were called to Aldgate East station in East London where the 49-year-old was found trapped under a train which had run over both his legs and his arm on December 16.

The man was taken by ambulance to the Royal London Hospital nearby, where he underwent emergency surgery and remained in intensive care. He is still detained at the hospital.

British Transport Police said: “A 49-year-old man from Ilford was injured after being struck by a train at Aldgate East. The incident is being treated as non-suspicious.”

Nobody else was involved in the incident, but tens of thousands of commuters were affected by the suspension of both the District and the Hammersmith & City lines while the rescue was being carried out.


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