Man survives being hit by train

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A man survived being hit by a freight train in Blenheim early this morning.

The 21-year-old pedestrian was hit by a northbound train at about 5.45am, police said.

He suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Wellington Hospital.

A KiwiRail spokeswoman said the train was carrying freight from Christchurch to Picton when it hit the man a short distance from Blenheim Station.

The train driver had been stood down and would be offered counselling.

There were minor traffic delays while police cleared the track.

- APNZ

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