`

Tributes to ‘caring’ young woman who died after being hit by train in Chesterfield

Our thoughts are with the young woman's loved ones.
Our thoughts are with the young woman's loved ones.

Tributes have been paid to a ‘caring’ and ‘amazing’ young woman who died after being struck by a train.

Emergency services were called to Chesterfield train station on Monday afternoon after they were told a person had been hit.

A woman in her 20s was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

Commenting on our Facebook page following the tragedy, Amanda Smedley said it was her daughter who died.

“We’re devastated, we’re heartbroken,” she said

“I wouldn’t wish anyone to feel like we do.

“She was my baby.

“She was such a caring lass till the demons took hold in her head.

“Mental health is an inner demon.

“I don’t know how we’re ever going to get through this.

“She was our world and as long as we live she will be in my mind 24 hours a day.”

She also apologised for ‘anyone’s inconvenience’ and said she felt sorry for the train driver.

She added: “My daughter wouldn’t like to have upset anyone’s day.”

Kay Savage said: “I have seen the person who sadly lost their life grow up from being a baby into a lovely young woman.

“Sadly the mental health problems won over her strength.

“It’s devastating to hear that she was so desperate.

“Her family are in pieces and everyone is in shock from such sad news.”

Jayne Turner said: “She was the most amazing friend anyone could ask for.”

Carla Vann said: “RIP Laura. Taken far to young.”

Dianne Whyman added: “RIP Laura. So sad. Thinking about your family and friends.”

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “Shortly after 1.30pm on Monday, officers were called to Chesterfield station following a report of a person being struck by a train.

“Paramedics also attended and a woman in her 20s was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Her family has been informed.

“This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Whoever you are, however you feel, whatever life has done to you, please remember that you are not alone and help is at hand. You can call the Samaritans for free on 116 123 or email them jo@Samaritans.org. The Samaritans are there all day, every day.