A TEENAGER was hit by a train after mysteriously ending up on the tracks at Stafford Railway Station.
The 18-year-old man was rushed to hospital after being hit by a freight train, which had slammed on the brakes but failed to stop in in time, on August 22.
The teen suffered serious head and leg injuries. He was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in a critical condition.
On Wednesday British Transport Police reported that the man had died of his injuries.
A spokesman said the man was seen on the track between platforms four and five by the driver of a freight train which had stopped nearby.
The driver sounded his horn to alert the driver of another approaching freight train but it was unable to stop.
British Transport Police are now investigating why the man, from the South Humberside area, was on the tracks but they are not treating it as suspicious.
Sergeant Julie Everett, of BTP, said officers attended Stafford railway station at around 2.52am after a report of a man being struck by a train.
“Officers attended alongside colleagues from Staffordshire Police and the local ambulance service and discovered a man with serious injuries to his head and both legs.
“Our inquiries to establish why the man was on the tracks are ongoing but, at this stage, this incident appears to have been an accident.”