Man’s legs severed by train

A MAN has had both of his legs completely severed after being hit by a train in Taree, New South Wales.

The 18-year-old was struck by the railway carriage at about 4:30am on Sunday morning.

Once emergency services turned up to treat the young male it is alleged they were attacked by the victims friends and family.


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Paramedics were pushed and verbally abused whilst emergency vehicles had windscreens smashed.

Inspector Fidock said the fact that they were abused whilst trying to save the life of a young man is horrific.

“It is horrific to have to deal with that and then deal with alcohol-induced friends and family. And they are having a go at the cops and ambulance officers.

The man, who was celebrating his 18th birthday party at a nearby home was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition.

Police have put out an appeal for witnesses who can help them with information about the incident.

 

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