Kent cyclist hospitalised after riding across live rail

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.

 

 

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