Cyclist dies in Stoke Mandeville after being hit by train

The cyclist was crossing the junction in Stoke Mandeville when the train hit her

A female cyclist has been killed after being hit by a train at a rail crossing in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire.

The incident happened at 1.15pm this afternoon at the Mandeville Road level crossing.

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An air ambulance, two ambulances and five police cars attended the incident and CPR was performed on the adult. However she died at the scene.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Emergency services are at the scene and officers are currently working to establish the full circumstances of what happened.”

The Bucks Herald quotes a local resident as saying that the crossing is “such a dangerous junction. A bell doesn’t ring and nothing warns you that a train is coming – too many people have died here now.

“It’s unsafe and people shouldn’t be allowed to cross without warning.”

The rail line is operated by Chiltern Railways, and it is thought that the train was en route to Aylesbury.

It is the second cycling death in Britain this week, with a 60-year-old man in Lincolnshire being fatally hit by a double-decker bus on Tuesday.