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An elderly man is in a critical condition after he was hit by a train, with police investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

An 81-year-old man is in a critical condition after he was struck by a train in Adelaide.

Shortly before 9am on Sunday, police and paramedics rushed to Ovingham Railway Station in the city’s north following reports an elderly man had been struck by a passing train at a pedestrian crossing on Devonport Tce.

The Renown Park man was rushed to Royal Adelaide Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A South Australia police spokesperson said investigations into the crash were ongoing, and urged anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Crime Stoppers.

SA Ambulance confirmed they had transported the man to hospital and told NCA NewsWire he had sustained a cut to his head.

It’s the third serious crash involving a train in the state in the past two months, after a 62-year-old woman was killed near Alberton Railway Station in May and a 64-year-old bike-rider was hit by a train on the Gawler line.

This is the latest crash to plague Ovingham station, after a man died at the train station in 2012, when he was hit by a passenger train while at the Torrens Rd pedestrian crossing.

Ovinham railway station was also the scene of a near-miss in December 2020, when a freight train nearly slammed into traffic.

An investigation found “human error” was to blame for the level crossing on Torrens Rd failing to lower.

The train’s driver was able to slam the brakes in time.

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