Tuesday, May 29, 2007

UPDATE: Ffynongain

The driver of the car involved in the Ffynongain incident earlier this year has said that her reliance on sat-nav was a contributory factor.

Paula Ceely said "I put my complete trust in the sat nav and it led me right into the path of a speeding train. The crossing wasn't shown on the sat nav, there were no signs at all and it wasn't lit up to warn of an oncoming train. Obviously I had never done the journey before so I was using the sat nav - completely dependent on it".

INQUEST: Paggett's FC

An inquest of accidental death has been recorded in the case of a teenager struck by a train on New Year's Day 2007.

Adam Blackwood, 18, Littlehampton, died instantly on Paggett's foot crossing near Angmering.

Assistant coroner Martin Milward told the hearing that the level of alcohol in Adam's blood was associated with impaired mobility and a loss of inhibition.

The Argus: http://tinyurl.com/364dv9

INCIDENT: Melton AOCL, Lowestoft 18th May 2007

A bus carrying fifty school pupil was involved in a near miss when it was driven over Melton AOCL against the red lights.

Photo (c) Simon Leatherdale, www.geograph.org.uk

Lowestoft Journal: http://tinyurl.com/334v7z