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Child hit by train at Tambelin Railway Station in northern Adelaide fighting for life

Primary school child hit by train on way to school fights for life in hospital

  • An 11-year-old boy was hit by a train
  • He was seriously injured

An 11-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a train in suburban Adelaide during the morning rush hour.

The boy was hit by a car shortly before 8.15am (ACDT) on Tuesday morning at Tambelin railway station in Evanston Gardens, north Adelaide.

Daily Mail Australia understands that the Year 7 student suffered critical injuries, including a head injury, and was rushed to Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

The child is conscious and breathing, according to police.

An 11-year-old boy was hit by a train in northern Adelaide on Tuesday morning (photo, emergency services on scene)

The boy was seriously injured in the crash, but is reportedly conscious and breathing (pictured, emergency workers at the scene)

The boy was seriously injured in the crash, but is reportedly conscious and breathing (pictured, emergency workers at the scene)

In a statement to parents, Trinity College principal Nick Hately said the student was hit by the train as he was crossing Tambelin railway station.

Hately said several students watched as the boy was hit.

“The incident occurred before school hours and a number of Trinity students and staff witnessed this event,” he said.

Students Sophie Shepley, 18, and Morgan Taylor, 18, witnessed the incident, Adelaide Now reports.

“The train stopped and people were running upstairs and banging on the door,” Ms Shepley said.

“They got everyone’s attention to let people know that someone was hit. It was really confusing and we didn’t know what to do.’

The child was taken to Women's and Children's Hospital (above) in Adelaide's CBD after reportedly suffering a head laceration in the crash

The child was taken to Women’s and Children’s Hospital (above) in Adelaide’s CBD after reportedly suffering a head laceration in the crash