Monday, July 24, 2006

INCIDENT: Shiplake AOCL 24/07/06

A car and a passenger train collided at Lower Shiplake Station AOCL in Oxfordshire.
The car was reported to have been in collision with the second carriage of the Reading-bound train.

The Great Western Link service did not derail. There have been no reported injuries.

The 21-year old driver of the Vauxhall was described as being "extremely shaken" and was arrested on suspicion of endangering safety on the railway and for careless driving..

This crossing has a history of collision incidents and misuse. Between 1998 and 2005 it had the highest level of near misses of any crossing in the UK (source: RSSB).

BBC News:
Maidenhead Advertiser update:
Bucks Free Press:
Picture: BBC News


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