@Pat BTP have a pretty unique job when it comes to dealing with deaths on the railways as in 99% of cases they are pretty mucky shall we say.
The nearest we got was people who went walking down the Motorway and got hit by 38 tonnes of jugglynought and splattered for several miles. The scene was often made more complicated because the body parts often got hit by several other cars. One night a chap called in ti say that he had just arrived home and found an arm embedded in the front of his car without its owner (body)
Burnt bodies was always unpleasant. Always smelt like burnt pork.
Anyone remember the multi fatal on the M4 eastbound (again at Hungerford the year after Ryan?) 20+ burnt to death
Hungerford was difficult because we had never experienced anything like that in the UK before. Lockerbie was a plane crash and a year or 2 later we had Dunblane , but Hungerford was the first time in Britain that we experienced a massacre.
I remember seeing all these dead people as I arrived, and then seeing Rogers’s car with him still behind the wheel. He had gone home for his breakfast in Newbury and had turned out because as a former Hungerford officer he knew where to go and was first on scene.
In those days we had personal issue vehicles, and his car was quite new. There were more bullet holes going into the car than came out as Roger had copped most of them. Insurers decided to rebuild the car and put it back into service.
Long story short, everyone said “I am not driving it” until one of the lads at Newport Pagnell said “Send it here, I will drive it!” The day after its arrival it was totally written off as a result of hitting a permanent fixed object called a Motorway Bridge.
Conspiracy theories suggested it was done deliberately. Personally I don’t believe it lol
This is what it looked like after it was recovered a few days later, bear in mind that the inside is full of Roger’s blood and brain matter
All the black dots are bullet holes of which you can only see a few.