Two-year-old boy run over by train
TT/The Local · 24 Apr 2008, 08:21
Published: 24 Apr 2008 08:21 GMT+02:00
"As far as we are aware, the boy ran out on to the track. It is a very, very tragic accident and our thoughts of course go out to the family," said Martin Wex, a spokesman for the train driver's employer Arriva.
The boy's family lives near the railway track, which is protected by a fence, Sydsvenskan reports. But there is also a railway crossing near the site of the accident where it is possible to gain access to the tracks.
"The train travels at a speed of 80 kilometres per hour but we don't know if it had begun braking as it approached the station," said Pernilla Klüft, a spokeswoman for the Swedish Rail Administration (Banverket).