Search

Man “lucky to be alive” after being hit by train which caused disruption to Romford line

20:00 28 November 2012

Stephen Wright.

Stephen Wright.

Archant

A 34-year-old dad believes he is lucky to be alive after being hit by a train and walking away with no serious injuries.

The incident on Wednesday of last week caused disruption to the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line after staff and police began searching for him.

Warehouse clerk Stephen Wright was struck while being sick over the edge of the platform at Goodmayes station, but somehow suffered no more than whiplash and swelling.

That is despite the fact the commuter train, which was not scheduled to stop at the station, may have been travelling at around 70mph.

Stephen, of Upton Park, said: “My aunt said God was rolling with me. There’s no way I should be here.”

He said: “I felt the biggest bang in my head and I screamed out and grabbed my head.

“I thought I could fall down. My son was so scared and I had to be strong.”

Stephen was bleeding from his mouth but then walked across the platform with his two boys and got on a train to his girlfriend’s house.

The following day, with swelling to his head and neck, he reported himself to King George Hospital, Barley Lane, Goodmayes.

He underwent two brain scans at Queen’s Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, where he was given the all-clear.

He said: “A policeman said, ‘we were searching for you on the tracks last night’.

“That’s when it came to me more.”

0 comments

Latest News Stories

15:00
The Recorder, May 27 1955

This week in history – 60, 40 and 20 years ago.

12:00
Bedfords Park Walled Garden, in Havering-atte-Bower

With its lush greenery and bursts of vivid colour, the Bedfords Park Walled Garden is quite literally blooming.

Susan Copeman has to leave her flat in Harold Hill and does not know if she will be provided with anywhere suited to live

A pensioner, who could become homeless, has appealed for more provision be made for elderly people who are forced out of privately rented accommodation.

Yesterday, 21:47
We Are FSTVL

From winning Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2013, We Are FSTVL returns for its third year bigger and better then ever, drawing in some of the best electronic acts from around the world.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Time to expand with the LeefiBRIDGE.

More iOS memory in a flash: Introducing Leef iBRIDGE.

The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder