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Source: Australian Transport Safety Bureau

The ATSB is investigating a collision between Transperth passenger train 5077CP and a passenger at Gosnells Railway Station, in Perth, Western Australia.

At about 1556 on 26 October 2019, a young child fell between the platform and train at Gosnells Railway Station. As the parent and other passengers attempted to recover the child, the train began to depart the station striking the parent attempting to rescue the child. The train stopped after travelling about 10 m. It was reported that the parent sustained serious injuries and was treated in hospital. The child was recovered and uninjured.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview witnesses, train crew and gather additional information such as CCTV images and other recorded data.

A report will be released at the end of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant stakeholders so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.