Typical press...even the caption says it's a "stock photo"....if a US media picked up the story, they would probably show an Amtrak train...This is not the first time this has happened. There was a similar report a couple of years back.
Incidentally, the train shown in the photo is not a particularly high speed one, and moreover, it is not possible to stick your head out any window of that train either.
Technically, clearances in the UK are so tight that they use the available space to the maximum. Thus even leaning out a little can be dangerous.How far out of the window would you have to get ? How much clearance is there between trains ? If in fact she was hit by another train.
Victim? Was someone forcing her head out of the window against her will?The train that the victim was travelling on must have been an HST 125.
Low probability high severity risks are part of what makes life worth living. Situational awareness helps us to survive risky decisions.I unfortunately confess to riding these trains at speed with my head out the window, and once being surprised by another train's passing. Just the shock wave of two trains with a closing speed over 200 mph can be enough to do damage.
[pedantic mode] Well, the act of sticking her head out the window did result in her death, so I think it could go either way. I mean the actual cause of death was not her putting her head out the window, but it is what caused the situation. [/pedantic mode]If we really want to be pedantic on terminology, we would note that the woman did not die "from sticking her head out" but rather "while sticking her head out."
You wouldn't say that someone died "from running onto an interstate." Rather, it's the presence of other items (signal post, 18-wheeler, e.g.) that causes the death.
I mean, I'm not actually going to point that out...I'm simply saying that if someone wants to enlighten us with their rigid view on the proper usage of English words, this could be a way to do just that.