Man struck by train during stolen vehicle chase

A 22-year-old man has suffered head injuries after being struck by a train during a drama over a stolen vehicle at Beenleigh on Tuesday night.

Police said that about 11.20pm the man ran around lowered boom gates and was crossing the tracks at Spanns Road when he was struck by the train.

The man was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Police believe the drama is  linked to an earlier incident where a group of men in a four wheel drive had attempted to stop an allegedly stolen vehicle.

It is believed the man who was struck by the train was in the suspected stolen vehicle.

A collision between the two vehicles has led to the man running on foot whilst being chased by the four wheel drive onto the rail tracks between the boom gates.

The train narrowly missed the four wheel drive but the man was struck.

No one was injured on the train.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Police urged people who see a suspected vehicle not to take matters into their own hands but phone police.


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