A MAN suffered leg and arm injuries after being hit by a train at a railway crossing.

An ambulance service spokesman said three ambulances, a rapid response car and an air ambulance were sent to the crossing in Enfield Road, near Huncoat Railway Station, at 8am on Saturday.

He said the patient was taken via an ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital with major trauma injuries to his leg and arm.

British Transport Police confirmed its officers and Lancashire Police attended the incident and the situation was being treated as ‘non-suspicious’.

A Northern spokesman said the 7.20am Colne to Preston service struck a person on the track near Huncoat Railway Station.

Services between Blackburn, Colne and Manchester were delayed but returned to normal shortly after.

The spokesman said: “There was a person on the track.

“Thankfully the person was treated straight away and the British Transport Police and the North West Ambulance Service were there by 8.10am.

“The person received treatment and was taken away by an ambulance.

“The line was reopened at 8.54am and the train that was involved in the incident was cleared.

A witness said: “I could see about 10 emergency service vehicles eventually all turn up.

"They carried someone along the lines from a stopped train.”