Saturday, June 21, 2008

INCIDENT: Broadley FP, Kent 19th June 2008

A police officer died after being hit by a train at a footpath level crossing in Kent.

Detective Constable Andy Eley, 43, from Thanet, was hit at Broadley crossing between Herne Bay and Birchington.

Eighty-five people were on board the 9.59am service from Ramsgate to London Victoria, which did not derail. No other injuries were reported.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "The train was travelling at 80mph when the driver spotted the man lying partially on the line about 100 metres ahead of him. There appear to be no suspicious circumstances at this stage and an investigation for the coroner is under way."

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