Malton, UK: Inquest returns accidental death verdict

4 Sep

The Jury at a Coroner’s Inquest into the death of an elderly man on a private user worked, with telephones, level crossing has returned a verdict of accidental death. The fatality in question occurred on the Ivy lea Farm level crossing, Scampston, near Malton, North Yorkshire on May 7th, 2014.

The 77-year-old motorist who was killed was familiar with the requirement to use the telephone to obtain permission to cross and is also known to have used the crossing regularly for more than 50 years. However, on this occasion, the motorist did not obtain permission to cross from the signaller and instead relied on his own senses to establish whether it was safe to cross the railway.

2 Responses to “Malton, UK: Inquest returns accidental death verdict”

  1. Andrew Fraser September 4, 2014 at 14:22 #

    Victim blaming’s still the preferred result, then?

    • aidannelson September 4, 2014 at 17:54 #

      I think you need to take your concerns to the responsible coroner, LXinfo reported the essence of the proceedings – no more, no less

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