Two patients are being assessed for potential spinal injuries after a train ploughed into a barricade at Richmond Station this morning.
A train has collided with a barricade at Richmond Station in Sydney’s north-west shortly before 10am, causing multiple injuries and reportedly trapping three people.
As many as 13 people are being treated for injuries.
One patient has a reported hip injury, two people have possible spinal injuries, one patient has a collarbone injury and another has a possible leg injury, an ambulance spokesman said. A major triage has been set up to assess patients.
Fire and Rescue NSW confirmed in a tweet that three people have been trapped but they have since been freed. Three helicopters, 17 ambulance crews, Fire and Rescue NSW crews and SES crews have attended the scene, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
— Fire & Rescue NSW (@FRNSW) January 21, 2018
“Richmond is a dead end line and there is just a buffer stop at the end of the rail line, and he has hit it by the sounds of it,” a rail union official said.
The Richmond to Central service has been cancelled.
A caller to 2GB who witnessed the crash said there was an “almighty bang”. He said the train came in at speed and hit the buffer and was thrust backwards.
“There was a huge amount of dust,” he said.
“It’s all chaos here,” another caller, Steve, added.
More to come.