A county cricketer was electrocuted on a railway line before being struck by a train as he attempted to flee police, an inquest heard today.
Tom Maynard was found near Wimbledon Park station on the London Underground District line shortly after 5am on Monday, June 18 last year.
The 23-year-old Surrey batsman was electrocuted after stepping on a live track before his lifeless body was hit by a train, causing him to die from multiples injuries, Westminster Coroner's Court heard.
He'd earlier been stopped by police nearby after his black Mercedes was seen driving erratically.
A post-mortem examination showed he was nearly four times the legal limit to drive and had also taken cocaine and ecstasy in the form of MDMA after a night out with his two flatmates in Wandsworth, south London.
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