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Woman Dies After Falling Into Path Of Train

Tuesday February 7 2012



A WOMAN who lost control of her mobility scooter and fell into the path of an oncoming train has died.

The lady, 73, from Monk Bretton was on a mobility scooter when she lost control and travelled off the platform into the path of an oncoming train. She was trapped under the train for a while before being freed by the fire service and was taken to Northern General Hospital by air ambulance after the incident on Platform One at Barnsley Interchange last week.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “Sadly we were informed in the early hours of Sunday 5 February that the 73 year old female who was involved in the accident at Barnsley railway station on 2 February has passed away in
hospital.

"Although her injuries received from the accident were not life threatening unfortunately previous medical conditions severely hampered her recovery.

"Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.  A file will be prepared for the coroner."

**News company Deadline Digital have released a video report on the incident. You can see it here. **

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Reply Posted by Anon on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 13:31
Sad news. RIP

Reply Posted by joanne reddy on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 13:44
VERY SAD THINKING OF EVERYONE INVOLVED WITH THIS LADY REST IN PEACE XX

Reply Posted by anonamous on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 13:57
sad news !!,
 thinking of this ladys family at such a sad time.  R.I.P x
I hope the people that was being nasty when this happened making a joke and disrespectful comments on facebook now think about the stuff they said, hope they feel guilty.

Reply Posted by Chrissywood on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 14:06
R.I.P x

Reply Posted by Emma Godfrey on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 14:15
awww sad news bless her my heart goes out to her family rip god bless & sleep tight xxx

Reply Posted by Tonibobbit on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 14:22
aw that is sad :-( thinking of the family xx

Reply Posted by Ukfairies on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 15:27
sorry to hear that the lady as passed away. r.i.p and my thoughts go out to her family at this sad time, x

Reply Posted by Junefoster12 on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 16:19
tragic news thoughts go to her family

Reply Posted by Junefoster12 on Tuesday February 7 2012 at 16:19
tragic news thoughts go to her family

Reply Posted by maz on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 11:09
bless her  so sad 

Reply Posted by Anon on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 11:22
II think new guidelines need to be put in place to prevent these accidents happening. My mum, who's 70 odd herself had to rescue a man who lost control of his scooter going far toofast and it fell on top of him on a main road

Reply Posted by rugrat on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 12:18
bless her, such sad news. thinking of her family at this sad time R.I.P

Reply Posted by Maxine Sean on Wednesday February 8 2012 at 15:57
aww sleep tight hun ,my condolances to the family xx

Reply Posted by Sue Nicholson on Thursday February 9 2012 at 11:12
My condolences to the family of this lady. Also my thoughts are with the driver of the train, it is really sad for all involved.