Man Critical After Being Hit By Tube Train

10 April 2015, 11:51 | Updated: 10 April 2015, 11:52

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after reportedly being hit on the head by a rush-hour tube train as he bent down to pick up his bag.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was struck by a Northern line train at Stockwell station in south London at around 9am.

The station, which also serves the Victoria line, was shut while medics tended to the passenger who was later taken to hospital.

Chris Duncan tweeted: "Was on this train. Awful. Man hit in the head by oncoming Tube train in horrific accident."

Nick Brown, London Underground's chief operating officer, said: "Just before 9am a passenger on a Northern line platform was struck by a train entering Stockwell station.

"Our emergency response team and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene. We are investigating the incident to understand exactly what happened but we have already established that while the station was busy, the platform was not overcrowded."

Today's accident comes after last month's tragic incident in which Londoner Nick Mann died of severe head injuries when he attempted to save his 32-year-old brother Robert from being struck by a train at Old Street Tube station.

Robert Mann remains in hospital.

Earlier in the month, on March 12, a rush-hour passenger was dragged along Clapham South Tube station in south London after getting her coat caught in a train door.

The woman ended up falling into the gap between two carriages of the Northern line train and was taken to hospital with serious arm and head injuries.

The incident is being investigated by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch.