Girl’s arm torn off in 110mph train collision

A GIRL had her arm torn off after being hit by a train heading south on the East Coast mainline at Dudley.

The 12-year-old was struck by the train, believed to be travelling at about 110mph, as she crossed the line behind Dudley Social Club, in Western Terrace, with a group of friends.

None of her pals was injured.

The girl, named as Rebecca Huitson, of Brunswick Village, was hit by the 5pm Edinburgh to London King’s Cross service at 6.28pm on Monday.

Surgeons at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary have been battling to save her arm, with the youngster undergoing two operations so far.

Investigations are continuing into the accident at the Dudley pedestrian level crossing, but officers do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances.

Any witnesses to the accident are asked to call British Transport Police on 0800 405040.