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Details of the Accident

Place Fishbourne, Blackboy Lane Crossing
Date 12th March 1968,
Railway Company British Rail, Southern Region
No. of Fatalities 1
Cause of Accident Struck by train
Description Victim ran into the path of a train on a level crossing at Blackboy Lane, Fishbourne, near Chichester. She was with a group of children waiting at the closed crossing gates while a Brighton to Portsmouth train went by. As soon as it had passed, she ran through the wicket gate and into the path of an Exeter to Brighton train travelling in the opposite direction.

Sources/Further Reading

  • The Times, 13 March 1968

List of Fatalities

The 1 fatalities are listed in the table below together with brief notes of any other information found so far.

The last column shows the General Register Office (England and Wales) or Statutory Register (Scotland) reference where this has been identified.

Surname First Names Age Occupation Residence Notes GRO/SR Reference
CHALLIS Elaine S. 8 , 1968/Jun Chichester 5H 596