Saturday, 10 December 2011

Playing With Modal Trains, Dangerous?

Man run over by model train in back garden

A man has been taken to hospital after getting run over by a model train set in his back garden.

The unnamed man in his seventies had been sitting on the large-scale model locomotive in Wilmcote, near Stratford when it left the tracks and fell off a garden wall.
The OAP train fan was left trapped under the model train for 30 minutes until ambulance crews and firefighters arrived and were able to release him.
He was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire and is said to have suffered abdominal and pelvic injuries.
It's not known when the garden-based train schedule will be back on schedule.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews were called to a man who had reportedly been trapped by a large scale model train in the back garden of his home.
“The man in his seventies was apparently sitting on the locomotive when it left the rails and came off a garden wall. The patient was trapped for almost thirty minutes as ambulance crews and firefighters worked to release him.
“The patient suffered abdominal and pelvic injuries. He was given pain relief and immobilised by ambulance crews with the use of a splint, neck collar and spinal board, before being airlifted to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

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