Bury St Edmunds, UK: Train driver took own life – SPAD implicated

6 Jun

A train driver who left his job following a signal passed at danger (SPAD) took his own life on the Cattishall level crossing in Great Barton, near Bury St Edmunds just hours before starting work as a train driver for another company.

The fatality, on February 24th, 2014, occurred four months after the SPAD, according to evidence considered at the Coronial Inquest. The train driver was deeply affected by the SPAD which blotted an otherwise 15-year exemplary career. He expressed doubts and was reassured by his wife before he left home to start his new job. However, instead, the man took his own life at a local level crossing at about 20.00.

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