Woman survives after being hit by 100mph train

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A WOMAN has survived after being hit by a 100mph express train at a railway station in South Yorkshire.

Passengers waiting for trains at Bentley station, Doncaster, yesterday morning were amazed the woman escaped with only grazing to her legs after she was ‘brushed’ by the East Coast Trains locomotive.

Trains were halted for an hour while British Transport Police investigated the incident, on the track heading into Doncaster from Leeds.

Graham Baxter, aged 44, of Bentley, arrived at the station moments after it happened, intending to catch a train to a friend’s funeral.

He said: “I saw something on the track which I first thought was some baggage,” he said. “Then I saw it was a woman, and she got up. It was unbelievable. All I could see were grazes down her legs, and her jeans had been ripped from her.”

The woman was later identified as a 44-year-old from Bentley. She is said to be ‘comfortable’ and receiving a mental health assessment.

A British Transport Police spokesman said the incident is ‘non-suspicious’.