Man hit by train dies and woman remains in intensive care

RAIL ACCIDENT: The man and woman were hit on a Pulpi rail line (File photograph). Photo credit: Google Maps

A 29-YEAR-OLD man has died in hospital after a collision with a train in Pulpi left him with serious head injuries, according to provincial health sources.

A 31-year-old woman remains in the intensive care unit of Almeria City’s Torrecardenas Hospital. Doctors there said they could not say for certain if she would recover.

Guardia Civil officers have been probing the accident since the pair were found lying beside train tracks in Pulpi at around 9am last Sunday. ADIF railway track workers found the 29-year-old and 31-year-old with serious head trauma and alerted emergency services.

Local Police officers and medical personnel were despatched to the couple. Paramedics initially took them to La Inmaculada Hospital in Huercal-Overa but they were later transferred to Torrecardenas Hospital due to the severity of their injuries.

The man had been in a coma until he died and the woman remains in a serious condition.

Officers probing the crash are pursuing an initial theory that the pair strayed onto the tracks after drinking at the moment a train from Aguilas was passing. This has not been confirmed and the investigation continues.

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