A driver who was tragically killed when his vehicle was hit by a train on a level crossing is the second fatality at the site in three years, police have confirmed.
Colin Cameron, 60, was hit by the locomotive at Frampton Mansell, Gloucestershire at around 3:00pm on Tuesday, February 7.
His Land Rover was struck by the service travelling from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa and he died from multiple injuries, the British Transport Police confirmed.
The line was subsequently closed for 24 hours.
Anyone looking to pass through the unmanned crossing has to contact a signaller via a dedicated phone for access.
A file is now being prepared for the coroner who will determine the circumstances that led to Mr Cameron’s death.
Second motorist killed
Since the fatality, it has also emerged that motorcyclist Paul Martin, 37, was struck by a train at the same crossing in May 2014.
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch concluded that Mr Martin’s crash helmet may have stopped him from hearing the horn of the oncoming train.
Police enquiries ‘concluded’
Chief Inspector John Angell said: “Our family liaison officers continue to support Mr Cameron’s loved ones, who have asked for their privacy to be respected, and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”
CI Angell confirmed that the police have concluded their enquiries for now but thanked locals and passers-by for assisting with the incident.
“I would like to reiterate our thanks to the local community for the help they gave to passengers on the service involved immediately after the incident and for their cooperation as we worked in the area,” he said.
“We continue to appeal for anyone who saw what happened, or feels they may have any information which would be relevant to our investigation, to contact us.”
Source: ITV News
Date Published: February 21, 2017
Author: Jonathan Brown