A dedicated Newcastle fan Darren White is in a critical but stable condition in King’s College hospital in London after falling off the platform and being dragged by a train at Bexleyheath station, a few hours before the Newcastle game kicked off at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Darren White on left with pals Tony and Bobby Huntington from Peterle
Darren was operated on last night in an operation thought to last nine hours, as doctors try to save the life of the 41-year-old round Newcastle fan.
A ‘Darren White NUFC’ Facebook” page has been set up online and fans can donate money, and lalso eave messages of support – to help his family with transport and accommodation in London while they await the outcome of the surgery last night.
The 41-year-old caretaker, of Peterlee, County Durham, is believed to have lost toes, has a broken leg, a shattered pelvis, and has lost skin from his back and the dedicated Newcastle fan remains in a critical condition at King’s College Hospital.
British Transport Police is investigating how Darren fell on the line, and a spokesman said:
“We were called to Bexleyheath railway station at 7.30 am on Sunday following reports on an injured man on the tracks.”
“The full circumstances of the incident are still under investigation, and officers would like to speak to anyone who was at the station at the time, but has not yet come forward to police.”
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