United Kingdom: Two level crossing fatalities within 24 hours

23 Aug

A man was killed when he was hit by a train on a pedestrian level crossing in Greenfield, Greater Manchester.The level crossing in question is located close-by the Greenfield railway station. This fatality occurred at approximately 19.30 on August 21st, 2013. No explanation as to the cause of this event has been made public.

A woman has died as a result of being hit by a train on the Crescent Road automatic half-barrier level crossing in Birkdale, Merseyside. The fatality occurred at approximately 08.30 on August 22nd, 2013 in circumstances that are at present unclear.

In both cases British Transport Police are responsible for preparing a file for a Coroner’s Inquest.

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