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Man, 32, pinned by train in Portslade has died
8:50am Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
A man passenger who was pinned by a train at a railway station after trying to take a short cut across the tracks has died.
Woody Scott died at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, on Wednesday morning with his family at his bedside.
Yesterday (February 21), friends paid tribute to the father-of-three who was pinned between a train and the platform at Portslade on Saturday (February 16).
Close friend Davro Johnson dropped off the 32-year-old from Brighton at the station and said he regretted not giving him a lift to Worthing.
He said he had been joking with “ladies’ man” Mr Scott in hospital how the incident would make a good chat-up line for women.
Mr Scott had lived in Brighton for the past ten years and had five brothers and sisters including two nine-year-old twin sisters who lived with his mother in Elm Grove, Brighton.
Mr Johnson, 31, from Portslade, said: “He was catching a train to Worthing to meet a female friend. I dropped him off at the station and helped him with his bags.
“I saw the barriers going down and said to him you’ve got to hurry or you’ll miss your train.
"He got on the wrong platform and realised that the train he was supposed to be getting on was going from the other platform. Sometimes he could be a little impatient.”
Another friend, Sharon Donaghue, said: “I just can't believe he has gone. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.”
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