Horror as a primary school child is hit by a train on the way to school – fighting for life in hospital


An 11-year-old boy is in a critical condition after he was hit by a train in Adelaide’s north during the morning rush hour.

Emergency services were called to Tambelin Railway Station in Evanston Gardens about 8.15am Tuesday after the boy was struck.

Witnesses said the Trinity Gardens student was crossing the train tracks with friends when he was struck.

Police said the boy was conscious and breathing after being struck. He was taken to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital with critical injuries.

The boy was left with critical injuries from the crash but is reportedly conscious and breathing (pictured, emergency responders at the scene)

An off-duty nurse driving her children to school was one of the first people on scene helping the 11-year-old.

Witnesses have described passengers on board being sent into a panic once they realised the boy was struck.

‘The trained stopped and lots of people were just running up and banging on the door,’ witness Sophie Shepley told 7NEWS.

An 11-year-old boy was hit by a train in northern Adelaide on Tuesday morning (pictured, emergency responders at the scene)

‘They were really panicked, it was really, really scary.’

One witness said the boy was crossing the train tracks with his friends when he was hit.

‘(They were) waiting for the boomgates to nearly get down and then running and this poor kid was the last one and the train hit him,’ witness Steph Grant told 7NEWS.

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