A report published earlier today (Wednesday) has revealed that a passenger was dragged along the platform at Bushey station when her arm got trapped in a door.
The report from the Rail Accident Investigation Bureau said that the women’s forearm was trapped in an external door of the train on March 26 at 9.24pm and she was forced to walk, and then run, beside it to avoid being pulled off her feet.
The train reached a maximum speed of around nine mph and travelled around 27 metres before it was brought to a stop by the train’s conductor initiating an emergency brake application. The passenger sustained a minor injury to her forearm.
The passenger was dragged along the platform for around 13 seconds and, once the train had stopped, was able to free her forearm from the door. The passenger was given first aid initially by the conductor and later by staff at London Euston station.
For more on this story, see October’s MyBusheyNews