The family of a teenage girl who was killed at a tram crossing in Nottinghamshire say they are shocked and angry that Network Rail were warned of the dangers more than a year before she died.
Lindsay Inger was hit by a tram in Hucknall in November. Now it has emerged rail experts gave warnings about the layout of the crossing 14 months before she lost her life. Chris Halpin reports.
The foster mother of Lindsey Inger has spoken of her 'perfect girl', in an interview with ITV News Central.
Marlene Starling said the pain of losing Lindsey is worse knowing her death could have been prevented. She described Lindsey as 'a safety conscious girl'.
Railway safety expert and former chief operations manager for London Midland, Peter Rayner, has told ITV News that the level crossing where Linsey Inger was killed, was 'structurally unsafe'.
– Network Rail spokesperson
We recognise that level crossings can be dangerous which is why over the past two years we have closed over 700 and are investing some £130m in improvements.
By early next year we will have made improvements at some 2,500 of the country’s 6,500 crossing and continue a national public awareness campaign to help educate people about their dangers and how to use them correctly.
With the co-operation and support of the local community we have been able to close Bayles & Wylies level crossing while we work with the local authority on the planning application for a new footbridge.
ITV News has learned that Network Rail was warned someone could die at a level crossing in Nottingham months before a teenage girl was killed there.
13-year-old Lindsey Inger died at the crossing on Hucknall Road 15 months after two highly respected engineers warned Network Rail about its layout.