Man hit on head by Tube train at Stockwell now 'stable'

Commuter in 'horrific' accident is in a stable condition

Man hit on head at Stockwell Tube station in stable condition

A man who was hit in the head by a Tube train at Stockwell station is now said to be in a stable condition.

The man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a Northern Line train while bending over to pick up a bag on the platform last week.

The scene was described as "horrific" and, according to the Independent, passengers reported hearing screaming from the platform and seeing "blood everywhere" before they were evacuated.

But the BBC reports that British Transport Police have now said that while the man remained critical, his condition was now considered "stable".

The incident occurred at 9am last Friday morning, and a London Ambulance Service spokesman said at the time: "We treated a man reported to be in his 20s for head injuries and he was taken as a priority to Kings College hospital."

Fellow passengers took to Twitter to share the experience. According to London24, one user tweeted: "Just saw a poor guy get his head pretty much sliced off by the tube @ stockwell as he bent over to get his bag. Poor guy. Hoping he's ok :(."

Another passenger wrote: "Bad morning. On platform and someone gets hits by the train, didn't see it myself but heard the screams. Station closed #stockwell."

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