Horror as teenage girl dies after being struck by train in West Midlands

A teenage girl has been killed after she was struck by a train in Walsall on Tuesday.

The 14-year-old is believed to be from the local area and was hit by a train at Wallows Lane foot crossing, near to the Bescot Stadium.

British Transport Police officers attended the scene alongside West Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics.

However, the girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquiries are now being made by officers to understand what happened in the moments leading up to the death.

The death is being treated as unexplained.

DCI Paul Langley from British Transport Police said: “First and foremost, our thoughts are with ther girl’s family as they begin to process this awful news.

“We have specially trained family liaison officers deployed to the family who are supporting them at this stage.

“Although we are in the early stages of our enquiry at this stage this incident appears to be a very tragic accident.

“What we know so far is that the young girl was crossing the tracks after a freight train went by.

“Very sadly, it seems another train was approaching from the opposition direction and struck her.

“OUr enquiries, of course, continue to ensure we fully understand what happened.