Woman hit by train in Denia – Headphone tragedy

Train tragedy in Denia (Flickr: Andrew Stawarz)

A YOUNG Romanian woman aged 29 died on Tuesday evening (May 20) after being hit by a train. She had been walking while listening to music on headphones. As she walked over the last level crossing before the station she failed to notice the red lights signalling an oncoming train or hear when the driver sounded several warnings.
The victim saw the train approaching at the last second but it was too late to jump clear and she died from a head injury after being thrown several metres down the line.
A SAMU ambulance crew tried to revive the victim at the scene but she was pronounced dead before being transferred to hospital at around 8pm. The line remained closed for about an hour.
The woman was a resident of Denia and worked at a local restaurant at the Denia Marina. Shocked witnesses at the scene concurred that the train was travelling at low speed while entering the station, that the barriers were down, lights flashing and that the driver honked his horn continually.

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