highbridge railway station

British Transport Police say a man in his 60s was killed after being struck by a passing train near Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday (January 17th).

Train services were halted for almost two hours while emergency services were at the scene, south of Highbridge and Burnham Railway Station, just after 1pm.

A British Transport Police spokesperson confirmed: “Officers were called to the line in West Huntspill at 1.01pm on Thursday January 17th following reports a person had been struck by a train.”

“Paramedics also attended and sadly a person was pronounced dead.”

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

Police said on Friday that the person was a man in his 60s.

The railway line opened just before 3pm, confirmed Network Rail.

 

 
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