Train passenger killed by tree branch

Train passenger killed by tree branch

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Wobbegong

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11,955 posts

118 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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https://news.sky.com/story/woman-fatally-struck-by...

While the train was moving at about 85mph, she decided to open a window (beneath a warning sticker telling her not to) and stuck her head out. Unfortunately her head made contact with a tree branch that killed her.

Obviously hadn’t read the Roald Dahl train safety books


227bhp

10,012 posts

77 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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Seti

1,880 posts

153 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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I understand she put her head out to be sick not for any joyful purpose.

Noodle1982

1,476 posts

55 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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227bhp said:
rofl

'do not lean out of the window. I wonder why?'

turbomoped

1,094 posts

32 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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why do trains have windows that open more than a few inches anyway?
Just the usual flippin lazy people running anything related to safety. Did they go to school with the tower block fire safety boys?

RDMcG

14,176 posts

156 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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The branch did nothing. The passenger killed the passenger

poo at Paul's

8,294 posts

124 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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Seti said:
I understand she put her head out to be sick not for any joyful purpose.
Was she pissed up? Surely if compus mentis you'd just go to the lavvy?

rscott

9,613 posts

140 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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turbomoped said:
why do trains have windows that open more than a few inches anyway?
Just the usual flippin lazy people running anything related to safety. Did they go to school with the tower block fire safety boys?
So passengers can open the doors - some carriages only have external door handles.

DoubleD

10,255 posts

57 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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Was it a branch line?

speedyguy

4,241 posts

152 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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rscott said:
turbomoped said:
why do trains have windows that open more than a few inches anyway?
Just the usual flippin lazy people running anything related to safety. Did they go to school with the tower block fire safety boys?
So passengers can open the doors - some carriages only have external door handles.
Probably to stop the fookwits who stick their head out of windows from opening the doors by accident if they had internal handles.

LaurasOtherHalf

16,131 posts

145 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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If you can make a door that doesn’t open when moving, why not a window?

DoubleD

10,255 posts

57 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
If you can make a door that doesn’t open when moving, why not a window?
Or just have a sticker saying that its not a good idea to poke your head out the window.

Then if you do.....well on your head be it.

DrDeAtH

3,252 posts

181 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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Leaf it out for gods sake....

Sixpackpert

3,978 posts

163 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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DoubleD said:
Was it a branch line?
laugh

Jasandjules

63,537 posts

178 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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Poor girl.

Zarco

12,801 posts

158 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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DoubleD said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
If you can make a door that doesn’t open when moving, why not a window?
Or just have a sticker saying that its not a good idea to poke your head out the window.

Then if you do.....well on your head be it.
Quite.

tannhauser

1,175 posts

164 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
If you can make a door that doesn’t open when moving, why not a window?
So you've never been on old rolling stock? rolleyes

Zarco

12,801 posts

158 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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tannhauser said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
If you can make a door that doesn’t open when moving, why not a window?
So you've never been on old rolling stock? rolleyes
To be fair, perhaps we could have new rolling stock by now. Slam doors were designed in what? 1970s?


tannhauser

1,175 posts

164 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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Zarco said:
tannhauser said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
If you can make a door that doesn’t open when moving, why not a window?
So you've never been on old rolling stock? rolleyes
To be fair, perhaps we could have new rolling stock by now. Slam doors were designed in what? 1970s?
Probably Victorian times?!

DoubleD

10,255 posts

57 months

Friday 11th January 2019
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Well in that case, we have had a long time to learn that sticking your head out the window isnt a good idea.