Rail deaths petition

INTERNET PETITION: With the aim to stop more rail deaths.

A MOTHER is fighting to avoid a repetition of her son’s unnecessary death.

Victor Perello, 27, and his 17-year-old girlfriend Joselyne were run down by a train as he crossed the track at Agua Amarga on the outskirts of Alicante city.  

They were taking a much-used short cut to the beach early in the morning of October 17, said Victor’s mother, Lola Camacho. 

She has now collected 10,000 signatures through an internet petition, calling on railway company Renfe and Adif, responsible for rail infrastructure, to improve safety measures on this stretch of the line.

Lola Camacho holds them responsible for both deaths.  The path that Victor and Joselyne were using has no warning signs, she said, and their view would have been obstructed by bushes.  Neither could they have heard the train approaching, owing to the noise from heavy traffic on the road that runs parallel to the track.

“There are houses and schools nearby as well as the Ciudad de la Luz studios and the OAMI building, but there are no warning notices.  It’s a death trap,” Lola lamented.

 

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