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Passenger dragged by train after her scarf was caught in its door

An investigation has been launched into the incident, in which the woman’s neck and back were injured.

Image: jssz via Flickr/Creative Commmons

A TUBE PASSENGER in London was dragged along a station platform after her scarf was caught in the door of a moving train.

She had run up to the train as it was about to depart, but the signal had already been given by station operations that platform was clear and that the train’s doors could be closed.

Her scarf fell forward and was caught in the closing door.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) announced today that an investigation has been launched into the incident.

“The passenger was dragged along the platform by her scarf as the train started to move,” it said in a statement today.

“The station assistant tried to help the passenger by holding on to her and they both fell to the ground. This resulted in the scarf being forcibly removed from the passenger’s neck and carried into the tunnel by the train.”

The passenger’s neck and back was injured in the incident.

The RAIB is to examine the procedures involved in clearing a train to leave a station.

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