A high-speed train speeds through the Jolny viaduct, near Thionville, eastern France, on its way to break the world speed record for a conventional train near Grigny, eastern France, April 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)
Train Pulls Into Station With Body Pinned to It
French train officials say train hit cyclist at village crossing
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
French train passengers were in shock today when a train rolled into a station with a bicyclist’s dead body pinned to the driver’s carriage, AFP reports. The high-speed train apparently hit the 48-year-old cyclist at a village crossing and carried it 25 miles to Mulhouse station. Police found the bicycle and examined the body, but couldn’t say whether it was suicide or an accident, the Daily Mail reports. Meanwhile, train staff and passengers received counseling for emotional trauma.