Monday, February 05, 2007

INQUEST: Elsenham

A jury has returned verdicts of accidental death in the case of two teenage girls killed on Elsenham station pedestrian crossing in 2005.

Charlotte Thompson, 13, of Thaxted, Essex, and Olivia Bazlinton, 14, of Elsenham, Essex, died when they were struck by a through express train at the station. They had crossed against the warning lights to try and catch a train on the opposite platform.

The inquest was told a report into the incident by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch noted that the crossing was one of the highest-risk crossings on the network. John Tilly, from Her Majesty's Rail Inspectorate, told the inquiry that the crossing operated as it should do.

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