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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.



Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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