Teen airlifted to hospital after horror fall from moving freight train in Qld

A young man has been seriously injured after allegedly falling from a train east of Charters Towers.

The 18-year-old was found lying in a rail corridor at Sellheim, approximately one kilometre west of the level crossing at School Street, around 3.00pm Monday.

Police say initial investigations suggest the man, who was not a crew member or a passenger, was not supposed to be on the freight train which was travelling from Townsville to Charters Towers.


He was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Townsville Hospital for treatment of severe leg injuries.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.