Fellgate Metro Station incident: Person suffers life-threatening injuries on tracks

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A member of the public has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries following an incident at Fellgate Metro station.

Emergency services were called to Fellgate Metro Station, in Jarrow, shortly before 9.45am on Monday, March 25, following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

Officers from the British Transport Police (BTP) and paramedics from the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) were dispatched to the scene.

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Nexus suspended Tyne and Wear Metro services between Pelaw and Sunderland while emergency services worked to resolve the incident.

A person has been taken to hospital following an incident at Fellgate Metro station. Photo: Google Maps.A person has been taken to hospital following an incident at Fellgate Metro station. Photo: Google Maps.
A person has been taken to hospital following an incident at Fellgate Metro station. Photo: Google Maps. | Google Maps

NEAS sent two ambulance crews, two Hazardous Area Response Team crews, a clinical team leader and also requested support from the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA).

The BTP has confirmed to the Shields Gazette that the casualty suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the incident.

They have been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI), in Newcastle, for further treatment.

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A British Transport Police spokesperson commented: "Officers were called to Fellgate Metro Station at 9.43am today (March 25) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended and a person was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The incident is not being treated as suspicious.”

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson added: "We were called to an incident at Fellgate Metro Station in Jarrow at 9.43am this morning.

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"We dispatched two ambulance crews, two crews from our Hazardous Area Response Team and a clinical team leader, and requested support from Great North Air Ambulance Service.

"One person has been taken to the RVI by road for further treatment."

Four crews from the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) were also called to the incident to help assist the other emergency services.

A spokesperson for TWFRS said: “We can confirm that earlier today (Monday 25th March) four of our crews from Hebburn, South Shields and Washington Community Fire Stations were in attendance of an incident at Durham Drive in Fellgate.

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“At 9.51am our Control Room team took an emergency call requesting assistance by the British Transport Police.

“The firefighters were in attendance to assist our blue light colleagues.

“Our crews left the scene at 10.23am.”

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