Stroud, UK: Coronial Inquest returns accidental death verdict

25 Sep

British Transport Police evidence to the Coroner’s Inquest into the death of a motorcyclist on the Frampton [Mansell] user worked level crossing near Stroud was that the motorcyclist had not telephoned the signaller to request permission to cross the railway. The motorcyclist died in May 2014 of the multiple injuries consistent with being struck by a train.

The failure of the group  of three motorcyclist to telephone as required was the error that led to the motorcyclist’s death and thus a returning of an accidental death verdict.

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

  1. Andrew Fraser September 25, 2014 at 09:08 #

    This is known as victim blaming and guarantees that there will no improvement made to a system which fails to account for perfectly natural human behaviour.

  2. aidannelson September 25, 2014 at 09:21 #

    So, what verdict would you return if you were the Coroner?

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