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A WOMAN suffered serious head injuries when she plunged on to the the tracks at Scarborough Railway Station.

The incident happened at 3.15pm near Westwood Bridge – just as the 3.25pm arrival from York was nearing the station.

Network Rail placed a stop on the line as ambulance crews treated a 25-year-old woman who had fallen from the railings in Westwood.

Emergency services – including North Yorkshire police and ambulance crews were called to the track site.

The woman is believed to have suffered serious head injuries and two broken wrists.

The patient was treated at the scene by paramedics before being placed on a spinal board and taken to Scarborough Hospital where she remains.

Passenger Chris Morley, who was on the train coming into Scarborough from York, said: “There was an announcement to say that a young woman had fallen on to the track.

“We were told she had serious head injuries and that the crews were still dealing with her.”

The train was due in at 3.25pm and arrived just before 4pm, when normal service was resumed.

Passengers waited quietly in the main station building and were kept informed of what was happening by station staff.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service service confirmed that they had received a call at 3.18pm about the incident.

They sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance to the scene

The incident was brought to a close just before 4pm.