A tragic accident in South London left a Surrey cricketer dead Monday; the victim was 23-year-old Thomas Lloyd "Tom" Maynard. An extremely talented, promising right-handed batman was believed to be dead following a collision and severe hit by a Tube train. The other side of the story however tells that Tom allegedly ‘fled cops’ while in early morning police chase.
Tom, who played for Surrey County, has died after a tragic collision with the train; following a police chase. The accident occurred at around 5.10 a.m. Monday morning, at the tracks close to Wimbledon Park Station. According to a Metropolitan Police spokesman, at around 4.15am, officers stopped an ‘erratically’ moving vehicle at Arthur Road, SW19. Spokesman further said that the male driver of the black Mercedes C250 left the car and then made off on foot.
Unable to locate the man then, the officers found a dead body of a man approximately an hour later; fitting the same description as of the man they saw driving the Mercedes. It was believed that Tom fell under the wheels of the said London Underground District Line. However, mystery shrouded the death of 'prodigious' batsman; amid early reports that he fled police; to visit his girlfriend at around 4am.
Investigations were underway to determine whether Maynard got killed while attempting to cross a live rail line; or was already dead; or dying when the fast moving train struck him. Cardiff-born Tom, the son of former England -Glamorgan batsman Matthew, was understood to have been spotted by the train driver; lying motionless in his path. The driver claimed though he saw the body but simply failed to pull on the brakes in time.
Later, a 58-year-old newsagent named Bharat Chandarana said that the father of the girl confirmed that Maynard wanted to see his daughter. Bharat further said that the man looked completely broken and devastated while telling that the man hit by the train and got killed; was his daughter's boyfriend. The death of the young cricketer made everyone sad who had made a name for himself for the incredible start he had made to his career.