Newcastle fan who fell in front of train needs more surgery

Darren White in Germany for a pre-season friendly with pal Tommy Ward (left) who was with him at the time of the rail tragedy

Darren White in Germany for a pre-season friendly with pal Tommy Ward (left) who was with him at the time of the rail tragedy

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THE football fan horrifically injured after being dragged under a train is set for major surgery in the coming days.

Darren White, 41, is critical but stable at London’s King’s College Hospital.

Relatives say the East Durham College caretaker from Peterlee will undergo two major operations over the next week.

David Wilkinson, 25, of Peterlee, whose wife Lauren is a daughter of Darren’s partner Karen Rodgers, said: “It’s just a case of wait and see.”

Darren suffered multiple injuries including a broken leg and ribs, crushed pelvis, punctured lungs and lost five toes and skin from his back after he is thought to have collapsed while boarding a train at Bexleyheath Station, London, around 7.30am on Sunday.

He was on his way to watch his beloved Newcastle United play against Tottenham Hotspur.

A fundraising drive has been set up to help his family with accommodation and travel costs at the Darren White NUFC Facebook page and at www.gofundme.com/ghvomo