A WOMAN stared “with no emotion” at a train just moments before it hit her causing fatal injuries, an inquest heard.
Karren Grist died after walking on to the level crossing and being struck by the Merseyrail Electrics service from Liverpool to West Kirby.
The 51-year-old had been staying at the nearby Melrose House Residential Home in Hoylake after suffering years of mental health problems, and had gone out early on the morning of Tuesday June 28, last year.
A statement from train driver Keith Williams described when Ms Grist walked in front of the train.
He said: “I shouted no, the brakes were on and when I was about 10 or 15ft away she turned to face the train. There was no expression in her face, no sign of emotion such as shock, alarm or even a smile, just vacant.”
Coroner Christopher Johnson recorded a verdict that Karren Grist killed herself.