Man struck by train at Coledale

A 24-year-old man is in a critical condition in a Sydney hospital after being struck by a train at Coledale.

Lake Illawarra police Inspector Steve Worthington said the man was seen sitting with his legs hanging over the Coledale Railway Station platform about 1.30am today, moments before he was hit by an approaching train.

Insp Worthington said the train driver had attempted to alert the man by sounding the horn. 

The man was airlifted to St George Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

NSW Ambulance helicopter

NSW Ambulance helicopter