Cwmbran man dies after being hit by train

Cwmbran man dies after being hit by train

Cwmbran man dies after being hit by train

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A MAN died after being hit by a train in Ponthir yesterday.

The 36-year-old from the Cwmbran area was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene on Station Road.

A British Transport Police spokesman said they were called at 6.42pm and that the incident is being treated as non-suspicious.

He added officers were in the process of informing his family and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.

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12:49pm Tue 15 Jul 14

displayed says...

Fast trains and humans should be separated from one another!
There have been too many of these incidents on the track:

A level crossing near to where a teenage girl was killed seven years ago, could now be closed.

Victoria Swift, 14, was hit by a train near the crossing in Johnstown, Wrexham, in 2007.

Johnstown councillor David Bithell said two girls survived a "near miss" on the crossing last week................
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Fast trains and humans should be separated from one another! There have been too many of these incidents on the track: A level crossing near to where a teenage girl was killed seven years ago, could now be closed. Victoria Swift, 14, was hit by a train near the crossing in Johnstown, Wrexham, in 2007. Johnstown councillor David Bithell said two girls survived a "near miss" on the crossing last week................ ................... displayed
  • Score: -11

1:28pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Ultimate Worrier says...

displayed wrote:
Fast trains and humans should be separated from one another!
There have been too many of these incidents on the track:

A level crossing near to where a teenage girl was killed seven years ago, could now be closed.

Victoria Swift, 14, was hit by a train near the crossing in Johnstown, Wrexham, in 2007.

Johnstown councillor David Bithell said two girls survived a "near miss" on the crossing last week................

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Sounds to me as though he was there on purpose. You can't stop people from jumping in front of trains, however selfish an action it may be.
[quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: Fast trains and humans should be separated from one another! There have been too many of these incidents on the track: A level crossing near to where a teenage girl was killed seven years ago, could now be closed. Victoria Swift, 14, was hit by a train near the crossing in Johnstown, Wrexham, in 2007. Johnstown councillor David Bithell said two girls survived a "near miss" on the crossing last week................ ...................[/p][/quote]Sounds to me as though he was there on purpose. You can't stop people from jumping in front of trains, however selfish an action it may be. Ultimate Worrier
  • Score: 2

7:32pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Limestonecowboy says...

They are separated usually by a 'fence' where necessary a 'crossing'
They are separated usually by a 'fence' where necessary a 'crossing' Limestonecowboy
  • Score: 5

11:29am Wed 16 Jul 14

Floppy backed says...

As far as I am aware this is a suicide. Very very sad for the man and his family not forgetting the train driver who will probably be traumatised for the rest of his life.

I find the term 'selfish' highly offensive there are many families out there who have lived with a member of their family taking their own lives and there are many reasons - sometimes rather instant decision, some are living in physical pain, some have mental problems and sadly financial or family problems. It is largely the male population who do this too.

This is a terrible time for the family and my heart goes out to them.
As far as I am aware this is a suicide. Very very sad for the man and his family not forgetting the train driver who will probably be traumatised for the rest of his life. I find the term 'selfish' highly offensive there are many families out there who have lived with a member of their family taking their own lives and there are many reasons - sometimes rather instant decision, some are living in physical pain, some have mental problems and sadly financial or family problems. It is largely the male population who do this too. This is a terrible time for the family and my heart goes out to them. Floppy backed
  • Score: 41

9:42am Fri 18 Jul 14

landyman3030 says...

I feel for this mans family having to deal with his loss, but fail to see how the arguement for more fences can be wheeled out again.
If you travel through much of Europe, Germany in particular, you will see miles and miles of rail track running alongside residential areas and road crossings. America has pretty much the same system. Why is it only us in dear old Blighty who have to have a 6 foot high fence fitted to tell us that it is dangerous to go near trains? We don't know the details of this poor mans situation so its unfair to comment but in general we seem to be lacking a common sense gene in our society.
I feel for this mans family having to deal with his loss, but fail to see how the arguement for more fences can be wheeled out again. If you travel through much of Europe, Germany in particular, you will see miles and miles of rail track running alongside residential areas and road crossings. America has pretty much the same system. Why is it only us in dear old Blighty who have to have a 6 foot high fence fitted to tell us that it is dangerous to go near trains? We don't know the details of this poor mans situation so its unfair to comment but in general we seem to be lacking a common sense gene in our society. landyman3030
  • Score: 6

2:56pm Sat 19 Jul 14

letsgobarbie says...

Ultimate Worrier wrote:
displayed wrote:
Fast trains and humans should be separated from one another!
There have been too many of these incidents on the track:

A level crossing near to where a teenage girl was killed seven years ago, could now be closed.

Victoria Swift, 14, was hit by a train near the crossing in Johnstown, Wrexham, in 2007.

Johnstown councillor David Bithell said two girls survived a "near miss" on the crossing last week................


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Sounds to me as though he was there on purpose. You can't stop people from jumping in front of trains, however selfish an action it may be.
Suicide is a desperate act by someone who is in intense pain and wants their pain to stop. That is a HUMAN response to extreme pain, not a selfish one. And over 90 percent of the people who die by suicide have a mental illness at the time of their death, so they are not thinking clearly.
And those who use the word “selfish” are merely helping perpetuate the stigma associated with suicide.
[quote][p][bold]Ultimate Worrier[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: Fast trains and humans should be separated from one another! There have been too many of these incidents on the track: A level crossing near to where a teenage girl was killed seven years ago, could now be closed. Victoria Swift, 14, was hit by a train near the crossing in Johnstown, Wrexham, in 2007. Johnstown councillor David Bithell said two girls survived a "near miss" on the crossing last week................ ...................[/p][/quote]Sounds to me as though he was there on purpose. You can't stop people from jumping in front of trains, however selfish an action it may be.[/p][/quote]Suicide is a desperate act by someone who is in intense pain and wants their pain to stop. That is a HUMAN response to extreme pain, not a selfish one. And over 90 percent of the people who die by suicide have a mental illness at the time of their death, so they are not thinking clearly. And those who use the word “selfish” are merely helping perpetuate the stigma associated with suicide. letsgobarbie
  • Score: 11

12:13pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Evil Flanker says...

Floppy backed wrote:
As far as I am aware this is a suicide. Very very sad for the man and his family not forgetting the train driver who will probably be traumatised for the rest of his life.

I find the term 'selfish' highly offensive there are many families out there who have lived with a member of their family taking their own lives and there are many reasons - sometimes rather instant decision, some are living in physical pain, some have mental problems and sadly financial or family problems. It is largely the male population who do this too.

This is a terrible time for the family and my heart goes out to them.
I think the term selfish is used in conjunction with the driver of the train who has to deal with it, not the actual act of suicide...

Suicide is one thing, the act of involving another in the act itself is kind of selfish.

My thoughts are with his family..
[quote][p][bold]Floppy backed[/bold] wrote: As far as I am aware this is a suicide. Very very sad for the man and his family not forgetting the train driver who will probably be traumatised for the rest of his life. I find the term 'selfish' highly offensive there are many families out there who have lived with a member of their family taking their own lives and there are many reasons - sometimes rather instant decision, some are living in physical pain, some have mental problems and sadly financial or family problems. It is largely the male population who do this too. This is a terrible time for the family and my heart goes out to them.[/p][/quote]I think the term selfish is used in conjunction with the driver of the train who has to deal with it, not the actual act of suicide... Suicide is one thing, the act of involving another in the act itself is kind of selfish. My thoughts are with his family.. Evil Flanker
  • Score: 0

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