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« on: December 02, 2018, 07:52:21 am »

From the British Transport Police

http://media.btp.police.uk/r/16098/statement_-_fatality_at_bristol_temple_meads



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Statement - fatality at Bristol Temple Meads
We were called at around 10.10pm following a report a woman had received serious head injuries while travelling on a train between Bath and Keynsham.
 
Officers from British Transport Police attended along with colleagues from Avon and Somerset Police and South Western Ambulance Service but despite their best efforts, the woman died at the scene.
 
Our investigation remains at an early stage, but initial enquiries suggest the woman may have been leaning out of a window when she suffered a blow to the head.
 
Officers are currently working to confirm her identity and inform her next of kin.
 
We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident, which has been reported to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB).

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 08:20:04 am »

From the British Transport Police

http://media.btp.police.uk/r/16098/statement_-_fatality_at_bristol_temple_meads



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01 Dec 2018 23:21

Statement - fatality at Bristol Temple Meads
We were called at around 10.10pm following a report a woman had received serious head injuries while travelling on a train between Bath and Keynsham.
 
Officers from British Transport Police attended along with colleagues from Avon and Somerset Police and South Western Ambulance Service but despite their best efforts, the woman died at the scene.
 
Our investigation remains at an early stage, but initial enquiries suggest the woman may have been leaning out of a window when she suffered a blow to the head.
 
Officers are currently working to confirm her identity and inform her next of kin.
 
We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident, which has been reported to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB).

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

So sad, especially so close to Christmas.  Must have been so hard for all the staff involved and those passengers onboard who witnessed it and tried to give the young lady medical assistance.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 08:23:46 am »

So sad, especially so close to Christmas.  Must have been so hard for all the staff involved and those passengers onboard who witnessed it and tried to give the young lady medical assistance.

Indeed ... some posts of stunned shock on my Facebook feed this morning. Words fail; they are not enough.
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 03:33:48 pm »

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The age and address of a woman who died from a catastrophic blow to the head after she reportedly put her head out of a train window has been released by police.

British Transport Police has announced the victim, who was travelling on a train between Bath and Keynsham on Saturday night, was a 28-year-old woman from Penarth, which is a few miles south of Cardiff.

A spokesman for the BTP said she suffered serious head injuries.

Initial enquiries suggest the woman may have been leaning out of a window before being fatally injured.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 08:39:20 pm »

Incredibly sad, and by no means the first time it has happened.  The quicker trains with fully opening windows are either modified or removed from the network the better.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 11:12:29 pm »

Incredibly sad, and by no means the first time it has happened.  The quicker trains with fully opening windows are either modified or removed from the network the better.

According to BBC1 News tonight, it was thought her head caught a tree branch, was there no cctv on the train to view.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 12:36:49 am »

If it was a HST then there’s no CCTV on board.  Is it being retro fitted to the Castle class fleet? 
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