Friday, February 15, 2008

INCIDENT: Attleborough FC, 13th February 2008

A pedestrian has been killed on a footpath crossing in Norfolk.

Margaret Thomson, 83, from Attleborough, was crossing the Leys Lane footpath crossing shortly before 10.30am with her friend Shirley Marsters and a dog in foggy conditions.

She was hit by the 07.06 Mansfield-Norwich service and died at the scene. No injuries were reported on the train, which did not derail. The other pedestrian, Shirley Masters, was uninjured.

“It was so foggy, you have no idea,” Mrs Masters said. “We looked both ways and there wasn't a sound - we didn't hear anything, we didn't see anything. There was just this whoosh. I just turned around and Margaret was gone. We hadn't had a chance to get out of the way - the train did clip her."

Residents have called for further safety measures to be introduced at the crossing, which is a popular route for dog walkers using the adjacent park.

Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury: story here
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