UPDATE: Man dies after being hit by train in Witham

Gazette: Person hit by train in Witham area Person hit by train in Witham area

A man has died after being hit by a train near Witham station this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene at about 10.40am.

Replacement buses have been organised between Colchester and Stansted Airport.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “BTP officers were called to the line close to Witham railway station, Essex on Thursday after a report that a man had been struck by a train.

“Officers from BTP and Essex Police attended the incident, which was first reported to BTP at 10.40am.

“Crews from East of England Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.”

“Formal identification has not yet taken place.

”The incident is ongoing and the station is currently closed to passengers."

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12:03pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Bhudeeka says...

AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bhudeeka
  • Score: -21

12:04pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Bhudeeka says...

not only are all our roads closed in Witham causing dangerous backlogs due to thick council members who don't have a clue how to do things now our train line is blocked as well!
not only are all our roads closed in Witham causing dangerous backlogs due to thick council members who don't have a clue how to do things now our train line is blocked as well! Bhudeeka
  • Score: -32

12:20pm Thu 24 Apr 14

keith_l says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
not only are all our roads closed in Witham causing dangerous backlogs due to thick council members who don't have a clue how to do things now our train line is blocked as well!
Sensitive as ever ....

Somebody has died - show some sympathy.

It happened well after the morning rush hour, and should be resolved by early afternoon, so your commute shouldn't be affected.

However, it would be interesting to know the details - "near Witham station" - how did the person get onto the tracks, to the West is up an embankment and to the East is fenced off, and the new bridge is in use at Motts Lane?
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: not only are all our roads closed in Witham causing dangerous backlogs due to thick council members who don't have a clue how to do things now our train line is blocked as well![/p][/quote]Sensitive as ever .... Somebody has died - show some sympathy. It happened well after the morning rush hour, and should be resolved by early afternoon, so your commute shouldn't be affected. However, it would be interesting to know the details - "near Witham station" - how did the person get onto the tracks, to the West is up an embankment and to the East is fenced off, and the new bridge is in use at Motts Lane? keith_l
  • Score: 18

1:15pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Slamdoor312 says...

Unfortunate that someone has died, but still an incrdibly selfish act. Sympathy should be with the train driver, who in the course of simply doing his/her job, has killed someone. I wouldn't be too keen on having to live with that, would you ?
Unfortunate that someone has died, but still an incrdibly selfish act. Sympathy should be with the train driver, who in the course of simply doing his/her job, has killed someone. I wouldn't be too keen on having to live with that, would you ? Slamdoor312
  • Score: 11

1:34pm Thu 24 Apr 14

The Stinker Returns says...

The train driver has not killed someone. The train they were driving struck a person who (most probably - but we don't know) put themselves in its way on purpose. Train drivers aren't killers. I feel very sorry for them and all the people who were involved. So much for the new bridge stopping this from happening.
The train driver has not killed someone. The train they were driving struck a person who (most probably - but we don't know) put themselves in its way on purpose. Train drivers aren't killers. I feel very sorry for them and all the people who were involved. So much for the new bridge stopping this from happening. The Stinker Returns
  • Score: 18

2:02pm Thu 24 Apr 14

withamgirl16 says...

Slamdoor312 wrote:
Unfortunate that someone has died, but still an incrdibly selfish act. Sympathy should be with the train driver, who in the course of simply doing his/her job, has killed someone. I wouldn't be too keen on having to live with that, would you ?
I don't think selfish is the right word. This man must of been in a very dark place show some empathy for goodness sake!
[quote][p][bold]Slamdoor312[/bold] wrote: Unfortunate that someone has died, but still an incrdibly selfish act. Sympathy should be with the train driver, who in the course of simply doing his/her job, has killed someone. I wouldn't be too keen on having to live with that, would you ?[/p][/quote]I don't think selfish is the right word. This man must of been in a very dark place show some empathy for goodness sake! withamgirl16
  • Score: 24

4:36pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Taj says...

So very sad for all involved, condolences to his family and friends ,hopefully the driver will not suffer long term not forgetting the emergency services that have had to deal with this incident.
It is so easy to judge this mans actions but he must have been in a desperate and dark place where the will to live had gone ,hopefully will have found his peace.
So very sad for all involved, condolences to his family and friends ,hopefully the driver will not suffer long term not forgetting the emergency services that have had to deal with this incident. It is so easy to judge this mans actions but he must have been in a desperate and dark place where the will to live had gone ,hopefully will have found his peace. Taj
  • Score: 18

4:38pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Taj says...

Slamdoor312 wrote:
Unfortunate that someone has died, but still an incrdibly selfish act. Sympathy should be with the train driver, who in the course of simply doing his/her job, has killed someone. I wouldn't be too keen on having to live with that, would you ?
Don't judge someone until you have walked in their shoes
[quote][p][bold]Slamdoor312[/bold] wrote: Unfortunate that someone has died, but still an incrdibly selfish act. Sympathy should be with the train driver, who in the course of simply doing his/her job, has killed someone. I wouldn't be too keen on having to live with that, would you ?[/p][/quote]Don't judge someone until you have walked in their shoes Taj
  • Score: 21

6:03pm Thu 24 Apr 14

kerrym mm says...

I witnessed this terrible incident waiting for a train opposite the man he was suited and booted and it was such a horrific scene. .. My heart goes out to the driver of the train and to the man's family and friends no one should ever have to witness what happened especially not my daughter who was with me. Rip to the man who clearly had no option but to end his life.
I witnessed this terrible incident waiting for a train opposite the man he was suited and booted and it was such a horrific scene. .. My heart goes out to the driver of the train and to the man's family and friends no one should ever have to witness what happened especially not my daughter who was with me. Rip to the man who clearly had no option but to end his life. kerrym mm
  • Score: 23

1:14pm Fri 25 Apr 14

NCTS14 says...

I do hope his family and friends don't see such unsensative comments! How would you feel if it was your father, or brother? I am sure most of you wouldn't be calling them selfish then!
I do hope his family and friends don't see such unsensative comments! How would you feel if it was your father, or brother? I am sure most of you wouldn't be calling them selfish then! NCTS14
  • Score: 14

3:55pm Fri 25 Apr 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Bhudeeka wrote:
not only are all our roads closed in Witham causing dangerous backlogs due to thick council members who don't have a clue how to do things now our train line is blocked as well!
Fer the luv of all that's unholy about you Bhudeeka: what in the bloody blue blazes goes though that brain of yours? While I can cut you a new one with words on this whatever-it-is, I would far rather do it person. That luxury will, however, sadly never present itself.

You come across as the most contemptible, reprehensible and odious character imaginable. To re-quote Hitchens, were you to be given an enema, we could bury you in a matchbox.
[quote][p][bold]Bhudeeka[/bold] wrote: not only are all our roads closed in Witham causing dangerous backlogs due to thick council members who don't have a clue how to do things now our train line is blocked as well![/p][/quote]Fer the luv of all that's unholy about you Bhudeeka: what in the bloody blue blazes goes though that brain of yours? While I can cut you a new one with words on this whatever-it-is, I would far rather do it person. That luxury will, however, sadly never present itself. You come across as the most contemptible, reprehensible and odious character imaginable. To re-quote Hitchens, were you to be given an enema, we could bury you in a matchbox. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 10

4:32pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Monkey1980 says...

No one really knows the whole story, and if this gentleman truly did decide to take his own life, who are any of us to cast such dreadful aspersions upon the poor man! How are dark must his life of been?! Could any of us, or anyone we know, say that we've never felt so low
No one really knows the whole story, and if this gentleman truly did decide to take his own life, who are any of us to cast such dreadful aspersions upon the poor man! How are dark must his life of been?! Could any of us, or anyone we know, say that we've never felt so low Monkey1980
  • Score: 11

7:34pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Male Chauvinist Person says...

Taj wrote:
So very sad for all involved, condolences to his family and friends ,hopefully the driver will not suffer long term not forgetting the emergency services that have had to deal with this incident.
It is so easy to judge this mans actions but he must have been in a desperate and dark place where the will to live had gone ,hopefully will have found his peace.
yes hear hear
my sentiments too
RIP and peace to the family+
[quote][p][bold]Taj[/bold] wrote: So very sad for all involved, condolences to his family and friends ,hopefully the driver will not suffer long term not forgetting the emergency services that have had to deal with this incident. It is so easy to judge this mans actions but he must have been in a desperate and dark place where the will to live had gone ,hopefully will have found his peace.[/p][/quote]yes hear hear my sentiments too RIP and peace to the family+ Male Chauvinist Person
  • Score: 7

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