Couple: Daniel Pickett (left) told the inquest that Charlene Pickering (right) had been arguing with him before she climbed down on to railway tracks to ‘scare’ him
A mother was killed by an express train travelling at 60mph after she climbed down on to railway tracks to ‘scare’ her boyfriend, an inquest heard yesterday.
Charlene Pickering, 23, got on to the tracks at Wimbledon station, south-west London, after arguing with boyfriend Daniel Pickett about what to do with the rest of their evening after she had downed four glasses of wine.
But because of disabilities, including a dropped foot she had sustained in an accident years earlier, she was stuck.
Platform supervisor Olu Owalabi tried desperately to help her to safety but, only four seconds later, Miss Pickering was killed instantly when she was hit by the high-speed train to Exeter. Read the rest of this entry