Woman is killed after suffering serious head injuries ‘when she leant out of a train window’
- Woman was on train to Bristol on Saturday night when she suffered blow to head
- Police believe she was leaning out of the window when killed near Bath at 10pm
- Officers said the woman’s death is not being treated as suspicious
A woman who was killed on a train after a suspected blow to the head while leaning out of the window was a 28-year-old from Penarth in Wales, it has emerged.
The passenger died after suffering head wounds on a train between Bath and Keynsham on Saturday night as she returned from Bath’s Christmas markets.
Emergency services tried to save the woman after her injury on a Bristol Temple Meads-bound train but she died at the scene.
Police said the woman had now been identified and that her family had been informed, saying the death was not suspicious.
The incident occurred on a train heading to Bristol at around 10pm on Saturday night
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.
A British Transport Police spokesperson said: ‘We were called at around 10.10pm following a report a woman had received serious head injuries while travelling on a train between Bath and Keynsham.
‘Officers from BTP attended along with colleagues from Avon and Somerset Police and South Western Ambulance Service but despite their best efforts, the woman died at the scene.
‘Officers were called at 10.10pm on Saturday following a report a woman had received serious head injuries while travelling on a train between Bath and Keynsham.
‘Colleagues from South Western Ambulance Service also attended, however, despite their best efforts, a 28-year-old woman from Penarth sadly died at the scene. Her family has been informed.
‘Our investigation remains at an early stage, but initial enquiries suggest the woman may have been leaning out of a window when she suffered a blow to the head.
‘We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident, which has been reported to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB).
‘The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.’