Great Barton rail crossing cyclist death 'not suspicious'
- 25 March 2014
- From the section Suffolk
The death of a 41-year-old cyclist on a railway crossing in Suffolk is being treated as 'non-suspicious', British Transport Police said.
The man, from Thurston, was hit by a train just after 09:00 GMT at a footpath that crosses the line at Cattishall near Bury St Edmunds.
It appeared the cyclist had dismounted before the crash and the force was preparing a report for the coroner.
Police said an inquest will decide if it was an accident or a deliberate act.
Ambulance crews pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Police said they would not be releasing his name until the inquest.
A Network Rail spokesperson said: "Network Rail remains committed to reducing level crossing risk as much as possible and we have invested £131m to upgrade or close more than 700 level crossings nationwide since 2010, with a further 500 planned in the next five years.
"As part of this, we continue to examine and assess level crossings in the Anglia route".