on tracks at Highbridge Railway Station
middle-aged woman was killed at Highbridge Railway Station this
morning (Friday), bringing rail services to a halt through Somerset.
commuters on the northbound platform told Burnham-On-Sea.com how
the woman - who is believed to be local - got onto the track as
a passing train was approaching and was instantly killed.
and ambulance crews rushed to the station shortly after 11am and
the area was sealed off, as pictured here, while investigations
Transport Police spokesman Brian Price told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I can confirm that a woman has died after being struck by
a train at Highbridge rail station."
incident was reported to police at 11.08am. BTP officers, colleagues
from Avon and Somerset Police and paramedics from the Great Western
Ambulance Service attended, but the woman was pronounced dead
at the scene."
incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious. Enquiries
are ongoing to establish the woman's identity and the full circumstances
surrounding the incident."
added that a file will be prepared for the coroner. The train
involved was the 9.25am Plymouth to Aberdeen service. The line
was handed back to Network Rail at 12.22pm.
photos show the scenes at Highbridge station this morning