The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is investigating how a wheelchair user was hit by a freight train on the platform at Twyford station on April 7.
The wheelchair was occupied by a teenage girl and moved towards the edge of Platform 4 at 1052. A passing freight train hit her multiple times, with the last contact pushing the wheelchair clear of the platform edge. The girl suffered a minor injury to her foot.
Before the accident the wheelchair was stationary behind the yellow line painted on the platform and parallel with the tracks. The girl’s mother has stated that she had applied the brakes on the wheelchair.
The RAIB will investigate issues including effects of wind turbulence, and consider previous research of such aerodynamic factors.