A LITTLE Sutton man who miraculously escaped death when he was hit by a train is making a remarkable recovery in hospital.
As we revealed last week, 38-year-old Jan Peter Wharton, of Penistone Drive, was struck by the Ellesmere Port to Rock Ferry train at Little Sutton station in the early hours of Sunday, July 22.
Paramedics and police raced to the scene after the driver radioed his control room to say he may have hit a man.
Mr Wharton was found with severe arm and leg injuries and was rushed to the Countess of Chester Hospital.
This week his father John Wharton said he is already up and about and, although there is a long way to go, things are looking better.
He said: 'His arm was nearly severed. They have done a fantastic job of stitching it back on and he has a good blood supply to his fingers. His left leg was badly broken but he is able to sit in a wheelchair and has been out of bed and enjoying some sunshine.
'We are still waiting to hear from the Transport Police but from what I can gather they haven't yet reached any firm conclusion about what happened.
'Jan Peter can't recall anything but thinks he might have been sucked into the path of the train as it passed through the station.'
'I would still ask any witnesses to the accident who have not yet spoken to the police to come forward.'
British Transport Police can be contacted on 0800 405040.