Tragedy of family man hit by train

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The family of a Sheffield man hit by a train in Dronfield have sent their thoughts to the train driver.

Peter Dynes, aged 46, of Ormond Road, Jordanthorpe, was pronounced dead at Dronfield station on Saturday morning, after emergency services were called to reports a man had been struck by a Plymouth-bound train.

PC Kevin Challinor, of British Transport Police, told Chesterfield coroners’ court: “Mr Dynes left home as usual on Saturday morning. He waved goodbye to his family and they presumed he was travelling to work.”

The court heard Mr Dynes’ concerned wife phoned police after receiving a call from her husband’s employers, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in South Normanton, to say he had not turned up for work.

Coroner Nigel Anderson told the court police were investigating whether Mr Dynes was unhappy at work.

He said: “Something he wasn’t happy with in his new job may have made him want to take his own life.”

In a statement, Mr Dynes’ brother told the court: “We’d like to send our thoughts to the driver of the train who had to witness this tragic incident and will no doubt have been affected by it.”

A full inquest will take place at a later date.