INCIDENT: Foxcovert Road FP, Cambridgeshire 07.09.09
A two year old child was killed after he was struck by a passenger train on a footpath crossing in Cambridgeshire.
Reports suggest that the child opened the swing gate to the crossing in Werrington and ran onto the track. He was then hit by a Lincoln to Peterborough passenger train and died instantly.
A Network Rail spokesman said: "Recent inspections of the crossing found it to be in good order with good sight lines, spring-loaded gates, clear safety signage and far higher levels of safety than any road crossing with fencing. The crossing met all our safety regulator's requirements for such a crossing."
Local councillors have campaigned in recent years to have the crossing's protection upgraded.
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