By Nelson Groom
A teenager captured the horrifying moment his train carriage turned into a ‘bloodbath’ in the aftermath of a horror station smash in Australia.
At least 16 people were injured when the train struck a barrier at Richmond Station in Sydney’s north-west today [MON] at 9.52am AEDT, sending passengers flying off their seats.
Bailey Hope, 14, was on his way from nearly Windsor to visit friends when he was suddenly thrown into the corner of the carriage, narrowly escaping injury.
The teenager captured the blood-splattered carriage on his phone as he came to the aid of stricken passengers while waiting for emergency services to come to the scene.
Bailey said: “I was sitting there with my friend when all of a sudden the train just threw us all out of our seats.”
“I landed in the corner, I had no idea what was happening. Everyone started screaming, there was blood everywhere and a lot of injuries.
“We got out pretty quick. I was confused and shocked. People were pretty hurt.
“One elderly woman had a gash on her face and her arm. There were cuts everywhere, bleeding noses, gashes on people’s heads.”
Sixteen people, including the train driver and another crew member, were treated including two women, aged 31 and 77, who suffered from broken collarbones.
Bailey said he came to the aid of stricken passengers until emergency services arrived to the scene, when he started capturing the blood-spattered carriage on his phone.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by NSW Police and Sydney Trains .
New South Wales Transport have confirmed there would be a number of separate independent investigation into the crash and police are urging anyone with information to come forward.