Hucknall tram accident: 'More lives could be lost' at crossing where Lindsey Ingert died
MORE lives could be lost on a tram and rail crossing where a teenage girl was killed unless safety is improved, it is feared.
Lindsey Marie Inger, 13, of Bulwell, died after being hit by a tram at the pedestrian level crossing near Bestwood Village.
The tragedy happened almost four years to the day since the death of a woman and her grandson on the same double crossing.
Jean Hoggart, 65, and seven-year-old Michael Dawson died on November 22, 2008.
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Jean's widower, Laurence, last night told the Post he happened to drive by the scene of Wednesday's accident and the memory of his loss "came rushing back".
Safety measures, including extra signs, were put up after Jean and Michael's deaths but local people say more needs to be done following the latest tragedy.
Connell Buckley, 16, a close friend of Lindsey's, said: "I feel horrible – a bridge over the crossing would make a difference. It could happen here again."
Eric Wildgust, 81, of Nottingham Road, Hucknall, said: "There needs to be some kind of warning that a tram or train is on its way.
"This will not be the last incident there."
Sherwood MP Mark Spencer said a bridge would help make the site safer. "Once is a tragedy, twice is more than a coincidence. We are going to have to end up with a bridge or improved barriers."
Police are investigating the tragedy, and tram operator NET and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch have launched inquiries. The accident happened at about 7pm and involved a Hucknall-bound tram. Lindsey was treated by paramedics at the scene but later died.
The tram driver was treated for shock at the scene.