Train safety features will be examined as part of a coroner's
investigation into the death of a teenager, killed while
leaning out of a Melbourne train.
The 17-year-old was struck by a trackside object about 200
metres from Malvern station on Friday.
The boy, from Beaumaris, was travelling with friends in the
rear carriage when the accident happened about 9.20pm.
Emergency crews treated him at the scene and he was taken to
hospital but died shortly before 11pm.
The boy's friends were uninjured, and police are
investigating the circumstances leading up to the accident.
Acting Sergeant Andrew Kiss on Saturday described the
fatality as a tragedy.
"It's going to impact severely on all family and friends," he
told the Nine Network.
Safety procedures on trains will be considered as part of the
coroner's investigation, he said.
"It'll be up to the coroner to establish whether more safety
procedures need to be put in place, whether, I guess, things
like the locking system on the doors need to be looked at.
It'll all be up to the coroner at this stage," he told ABC
Metro Trains spokeswoman Leah Waymark said it was "a tragic
case of one risk too many".
"Unfortunately some people take risks and the train network
is not a fun park for thrill seekers," she told Nine.