Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Very sad

Yesterday, as I came through Stratford station, I noticed police stationed at the stairs stopping people from entering one of the platforms. The obvious sprung to mind and this was confirmed by an announcement telling people the west bound central line services were suspended due to a person under the train.

The first thing that struck me was a woman with a young child, arguing with a police officer insisting she had to get onto the platform as she had to get to Holborn. Some people really don't think, then as I walked out of the station. Bearing in mind my last blog. This

5 Rapid response amulance cars, one of them attached to the London Air Ambulance.
1 London Air Ambulance
1 Ordinary Ambulance
2 Fire Engines
4 Police cars

Sadly I read here that the person died but it made me so glad I live in a country where I only need medical insurance through choice.


Akelamalu said...

How sad. :(

Can you imagine the bill if it had happened anywhere but England? :0

Carol said...

Can you imagine the bill full stop?
But regardless, what a magnificent turn out and the thing that strikes me, is while that poor train driver will receive councelling those emergency service workers just take it in their stride. I think we are very lucky to have them.