Page last updated at 11:27 GMT, Saturday, 4 April 2009 12:27 UK

Train kills cyclist on crossing

A cyclist died when he was hit by a train on a level crossing.

Crews were called to the crossing in Eyton Lane in Baschurch in Shropshire on Friday evening where they found the man suffering severe injuries.

There was nothing paramedics could do and the cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, an ambulance spokesman said.

The train, operated by Arriva Trains Wales and carrying about 30 passengers, stopped further up the line after the accident. No-one else was hurt.

No details of the cyclist, whose death is not being treated as suspicious, are expected to be released until Monday.

Images checked

A spokesman for Arriva told BBC News that the incident involved the 1909 BST train from Birmingham International to Chester which was delayed by 157 minutes.

Police closed the line and passengers were eventually transported to to their onward destinations by road.

CCTV images from the crossing will be looked at as part of the investigation, they added.

A BTP spokesman said they were alerted at 2048 BST.

The coroner and the Railway Accident Investigation branch had been informed.



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