Bassetlaw: Network Rail ‘sorry’ for inadequate lights on crossing where girl, four, died

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Network Rail has apologised because the warning lights on the Bassetlaw level crossing where a four-year-old girl suffered fatal injuries were not bright enough.

An expert giving evidence at the Nottingham inquest into Emma Lifsey’s death in December 2012 at Beech Hill crossing, Misson Springs, stated they were ‘the worst red lights he had seen’.

Images from the RAIB report, published on 24/9/13, into the fatal crash at the Beech Hill level crossing near Finningley on 4/12/12 where four-year-old Emma Lifsey was killed.
The approach to the level crossing taken the following day at a similar time to the crash, showing difficulties in visibility with wet roads and low sunlight.

Images from the RAIB report, published on 24/9/13, into the fatal crash at the Beech Hill level crossing near Finningley on 4/12/12 where four-year-old Emma Lifsey was killed. The approach to the level crossing taken the following day at a similar time to the crash, showing difficulties in visibility with wet roads and low sunlight.

After the jury concluded that Emma died as the result of an accident, Phil Verster, route managing director for Network Rail said: “I apologise to Emma Lifsey’s family for any contribution the condition of the lights at Beech Hill crossing may have made to her tragic accident.”

 

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