By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Europe and the United States, train stations can be dangerous areas for children as well as adults. Care must be taken to keep a safe distance from the train tracks and the train platform to avoid serious personal injuries that can happen as a result of a fast moving train. It is well known that a train is much different than an automobile. In other words, trains take time and distance to stop and if a person falls from a platform – there is not enough time or distance to immediately shut down the train and stop it from moving any further. This tragic train incident happened in Littlehampton, West Sussex. The terrible death of Megan Moore – Age 16 – happened right in front of the eyes of several passengers who were unable to prevent this death. They could only watch in horror as a young teenager’s life ended. The news report mention that the girl was wearing high heels. It is uncertain what role if any the heels made in causing or contributing to the fall to the train track platform. You can read more about this story at British Student Megan Moore – Age 16 – Falls to Her Death at Train Station.