INCIDENT: Chawston FC, 29/12/09
A man was seriously injured after being hit on a footpath crossing in Worcestershire.
It is understood that the man was crossing the line with a friend at Chawson, Droitwich Spa, when he was struck by a Hereford to Birmingham New Street passenger service. He suffered multiple injuries and was airlifted to Selly Oak Hospital for further treatment. No injuries were reported on the train.
In 1999, former local councillor John Cook campaigned for safety improvements at the crossing. Bolted gates were introduced, although Mr Cook claims the bolts were subsequently stolen.
The RAIB are carrying out an investigation.
Photo (c) John Anyon at Worcester News