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Shock as dead body hits passenger

Matthew Warren · 30 Dec 2011, 14:17

Published: 30 Dec 2011 14:17 GMT+01:00

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Passengers watched in horror on Thursday when the body of a man struck by a train was sent flying into the air, hitting another passenger waiting on the station platform.

The accident at a train station close to the south-west city of Bordeaux left one man dead and another seriously injured on Thursday evening.

The dead man, a 19-year-old, was killed while crossing the tracks at the Cestas-Gazinet station south-west of the city. 

Local newspaper Sud-Ouest named the man as Medhi Nedjar.

The newspaper reported on Friday that he had been at the station with friends when he said he wanted to go to the other platform. Rather than take the underground passage, he decided to cross the tracks.

A regional TER train from Bordeaux waiting at the station meant that Nedjar did not see a fast train approaching from the opposite direction. The train hit him, killing him instantly.

His body was thrown into the air by the force of the impact, hitting another man who was standing on the station platform.

The 41-year-old passenger was seriously injured and was taken to hospital in Bordeaux where he is recovering from his injuries.

Sud-Ouest reported that some of the shocked friends of the dead man became violent after the accident, requiring police to call in reinforcements.



Matthew Warren (news.france@thelocal.com)

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Your comments about this article

2012-01-04 02:25:55 by volvoman9
Thanks for the clarification. I read about the Chicago incident recently but did not realize it was so long ago.
2012-01-03 06:25:26 by fritzymine
This news was terribly horrible as same incident happened in Chicago train station year 2008. An 18-year-old commuter, was not looking where he was going as he shielded himself from the rain with his umbrella, stepped in front of a speeding Amtrak train that was going in excess of 70 mph. A woman struck by a flying, unspecified “body part.” The impact knocked her to the floor and left her with a broken leg and wrist and an injured shoulder. An Illinois appeals court has sided with woman who was hurt by airborne body pieces. The court states she can proceed with the "gory and creepy" civil suit. She will be able to sue the male whose tragic death caused her injuries. Article resource: A 'gory and creepy' lawsuit in Illinois
2012-01-02 02:35:01 by volvoman9
This happened recently to a woman who is suing the deceased individuals estate for her injuries.
2012-01-02 02:33:41 by volvoman9
This happened recently to a woman who is suing the deceased individuals estate for her injuries.
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