Man dies after being hit by a train near Rugby

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PASSENGERS are facing delays today (Thursday) after an incident on a railway line between Rugby and Coventry.

The incident happened at about 12.15pm between the A46 and Brandon on the line between Coventry and Rugby.

An ambulance and a senior paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews had to walk around half a mile back down the line to where the collision had happened.

“On arrival staff found a damaged motocross bike. Unfortunately, it was immediately clear that there was nothing that could be done to help the man who had been riding it and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“Another man who had come off a second bike was uninjured. There were two other riders at the scene who had not been involved in the incident.

“The driver of the train was checked over by ambulance staff but was uninjured. He was left with railway staff.”

Rail passengers due to travel on the line have faced delays and cancellations as a result of the death.

All lines have no reopened but some services are still delayed or may even be cancelled, according to London Midland.

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London Midland