Train passenger killed by tree branch

Train passenger killed by tree branch

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Wobbegong

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11,569 posts

114 months

Friday 11th January
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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

9,515 posts

73 months

Friday 11th January
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Seti

1,870 posts

149 months

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

Noodle1982

1,393 posts

51 months

Friday 11th January
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227bhp said:
rofl

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

turbomoped

875 posts

28 months

Friday 11th January
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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

13,622 posts

152 months

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

poo at Paul's

7,741 posts

120 months

Friday 11th January
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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

9,211 posts

136 months

Friday 11th January
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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

8,936 posts

53 months

Friday 11th January
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Was it a branch line?

speedyguy

4,075 posts

148 months

Friday 11th January
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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

15,456 posts

141 months

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

DoubleD

8,936 posts

53 months

Friday 11th January
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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

3,249 posts

177 months

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

Sixpackpert

3,930 posts

159 months

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

Jasandjules

63,049 posts

174 months

Friday 11th January
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Poor girl.

Zarco

12,371 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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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

1,152 posts

160 months

Friday 11th January
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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

12,371 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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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

1,152 posts

160 months

Friday 11th January
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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

8,936 posts

53 months

Friday 11th January
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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.