Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fatality at Keperra Train Station

An elderly woman died on Saturday at Keperra train station when she apparently lost control of her mobility scooter and was struck by a train. The woman died later in hospital. Train services were impacted for the remainder of the day as police conducted their investigation. (reported by Brisbane Times, Ninemsn)

Over the past month Queensland Rail has been conducting an agressive rail safety awareness campaign with the slogan 'Who would you miss?'

Hopefully QR has procedures in place to offer effective counselling to the woman's family and friends as well as the unfortunate train driver.

During the service disruption, Queenland Rail characterised the problem as a 'police incident'. Some commuters, myself included, will have more reason to pause the next time a service delay is described as such.