An 11-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was struck by a train on his way to school in Adelaide.
Rhyle Abiado was struck by a train at Tambelin Railway Station in Evanston Gardens just before 8.15am on Tuesday.
Police and emergency services rushed to the station in the city’s north where he was found suffering from a laceration to his head.
He was transported to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in a critical condition.
His father Marvin Abiado had dropped Rhyle off at the train station that morning before he received a nightmare phone call from his wife.
Rhyle Abiado was struck by a train on his way to school. Picture: 7 News
“My wife called me and told me that we have to go to hospital because Rhyle had been struck by a train,” Mr Abiado told 7News.
He said he was under sedation and had moved into a stable condition.
“I always hold his hand and say that you’re going to stay with me and just keep on fighting strong and keep strong,” he said.
Witnesses described terrifying scenes after the boy was hit. Picture: Nine News
Witnesses described horrifying scenes in the moments after the boy was hit, with people running alongside the train banging on the door.
“I saw his body and when I saw him he was (moving),” a train passenger told The Advertiser.
“I didn’t notice him until after the train was stopped. It was a bit of a shock,” a second passenger said.
Services along the Gawler train line between Elizabeth and Gawler were halted after the incident causing disruptions to the network throughout the morning.
Another pedestrian was struck by a train the following day near Grange station. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Emma BrasierThe person suffered life-threatening injuries. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Emma Brasier
It comes as another pedestrian was hit by a train between Grange and East Grange stations on Wednesday afternoon.
Police said the “horrible accident” took place about 1.30pm on Wednesday where Terminus St becomes McLean Ave in Grange.
The person suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to Royal Adelaide Hospital.
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