I was saddened today to hear of another accident at the Ufton Nervet railway crossing. I understand a scooter rider was knocked down and killed by the oncoming Paddington to Taunton train.
I send my condolences to the rider’s family. It will come as a great shock to lose a loved one so suddenly like that.
The train was brought to a halt without any injury to people on board. Preliminary reports suggest that the crossing was working as it should. I have asked to be kept informed, and will of course take action should those involved wish me to assist them.