Man dead after being hit by train between Stone and Stoke-on-Trent
A MAN has died after being hit by a train between Stoke-on-Trent and Stone this morning.
Ambulance crews and the Midlands Air Ambulance were called to a section of track near to Wedgwood Drive in the Barlaston area at 9.50am.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Initially the location of the incident was not clear, so the helicopter was used to establish where the incident was.
“Unfortunately, as soon as ambulance staff reached the scene it was clear that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
“The train driver was unhurt and was left with train staff.”
Widespread delays of up to an hour occurred as a result of the incident, with London Midland, CrossCountry and Virgin Train services all affected.