Signalman and Network Rail to be sentenced following crossing death

Moreton-on-Lugg rail crossing Credit: PA

Network Rail and a signalman are due to be sentenced today after a woman was killed at a level crossing in Herefordshire on January 16, 2010.

Fifty-two-year-old Jane Harding was a passenger in a car that was hit by a train at Moreton-on-Lugg, when Adrian Maund mistakenly raised the barriers after being distracted by a phone call.

The train smashed into the car at 61mph and dragged the vehicle 150 yards down the track.

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Network Rail fined £450k

Network Rail and a signalman have been fined a total of nearly half a million pounds after a woman was killed when a level crossing was left open in Herefordshire.