Man run over by 300 trains after driver mistakes his body for a dead fox
A MAN has had to be identified by one of his severed feet still left in his shoe after he was mistaken for a dead animal and continually run over.
A train automatically stopped just before 11.30am on December 28 after a rear trip switch was activated. But a manager who went to investigate believed he had simply found the carcass of a dead fox.
The service resumed as normal — and the London Underground now faces claims staff were under pressure not to disrupt commuters.
The blunder meant by the time police were finally called hours later, they were left trying to identify the victim using fingerprints and a severed foot still in a shoe.
The incident happened at 11.27am on December 28, just 160 metres into the tunnel at Holborn in the direction of Russell Square. A manager was sent out to check the area but reported seeing a fox lying dead.