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Thursday 24 December 1896 THE FATAL ACCIDENT BAILDON STATION

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 24 December 1896
THE FATAL ACCIDENT BAILDON STATION.
THE MIDLAND RAILWAY COMPANY CENSURED A JURY.
 Mr. Hill, Deputy District Coroner, held an inquest at Baildon yesterday evening on Joseph Jackson, aged 17 years, a clerk, of Moorside Farm, Baildon, who was killed on the level crossing at Baildon Station on Tuesday morning. Evidence was given by Charles Ethell, engine driver, and the signalman, Charles Scorby to the effect that the deceased attempted to cross the line as the 8.15 express from Ilkley was just entering the station. He was knocked down, one leg and one arm bring completely severed from the body. The train was travelling at the rate of 25 miles an hour when accident occurred, and it was impossible to avert it.
 The Coroner at the close of the evidence stated that he had received copies of correspondence which had taken place between the Urban and District Council and the railway company urging the latter to construct a bridge, but apparently no steps had been taken.
 The jury returned a verdict "Accidental death", adding the following rider:- "The jury consider the Midland Railway Company have been culpably negligent of the safety of the passengers at Baildon in disregarding the numerous complaints made to them, and they strongly urge the company to make improved provisions for the safety of the passengers crossing the line."