Train passenger killed as she suffers blow to head ‘while leaning out of window’

Train passenger killed as she suffers blow to head ‘while leaning out of window’

A woman was killed when she leaned out of the window of a moving train and suffered a blow to the head, police believe.

The tragic incident happened on a Bristol-bound train at about 10.10pm on Saturday.

The woman suffered serious head injuries as the train travelled between Bath and Keynsham in Somerset.

Police officers and paramedics were called to Bristol Temple Meads station, but the woman died at the scene despite efforts to save her.

The incident is being investigated by British Transport Police, who said initial enquiries suggest the woman may have been leaning out of a window when she suffered a blow to the head.

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It is believed the woman was returning to Bristol following a visit to the Christmas market in Bath, the Bristol Post reported.

Her death is not considered suspicious.

The fatality has been reported to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch.

BTP said in a statement: "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 British Transport Police 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.

"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.

"Officers are currently working to confirm her identity and inform her next of kin.

"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."

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