#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 13°C Saturday 23 October 2021
Advertisement

Video: Drunk woman falls between train and platform

In an attempt to highlight the dangers of festive drinking, British Transport Police have released footage of the woman falling under a carriage but she’s okay…

Image: Screengrab via YouTube.

A VIDEO HAS been released of an intoxicated woman falling backwards down a gap between a station platform and a train carriage in an attempt to highlight the dangers of festive drinking.

According to The Telegraph the footage was recorded at Barnsley train station in Yorkshire earlier this year. In it the woman is seen stumbling off a train before she then falls backwards and between the platform and the train.

Fellow passengers rushed to the woman’s aid and fortunately she was not seriously injured, sustaining only cuts and bruises and delaying the service by 20 minutes.

“We certainly do not want to spoil this [Festive celebrations] and would simply ask that anyone drinking alcohol does so responsibly,” BTP inspector Graham Bridges said.

Watch the video:

#Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support us now

Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority here in Ireland are urging similar caution over the festive period while driving on our roads which can be particularly treacherous at this time of year.

Irish Rail said yesterday it expects 400,000 people to travel on trains this Christmas and New Year and released its revised schedule for the festive period.

AA warns: don’t broadcast your festive holiday plans online

About the author:

Hugh O'Connell

Read next:

COMMENTS (13)