Woman Dies After Being Hit By Train

Victim thought to be looking for her phone

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A woman killed after being struck by a train at Wimbledon station on Sunday (January 8) was thought to be looking for her mobile phone on the track.

The 23-year-old mother, from Walton-on-Thames in Surrey, was hit by the Waterloo to Exeter train at around 7.30pm.

British Transport Police (BTP) and London Ambulance were called to the scene, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. The station was closed for a time.

A BTP spokesman said there were no suspicous circumstances surrounding the death.

Chief Inspector Alison Evans said: "We believe at this stage that the woman went onto the tracks to retrieve her mobile phone before being struck by the train. 

"This appears to have been a tragic accident and our thoughts remain with the woman’s family at this very difficult and sad time for them."

A file will be prepared for the coroner. 

January 10, 2012