Incident happened at Harrietsham near Maidstone on Sunday morning

A cyclist in Kent is being treated in hospital this evening after he apparently rode across a live rail on a Southeastern railway line.

The incident happened at around 1140 this morning at Harrietsham near Maidstone in Kent, reports the BBC.

The man was initially treated by firefighters before paramedics arrived.

Train services were suspended while the incident was being dealt with.



Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.