Monday, February 26, 2007

INCIDENT: Gailes Road AHB, Irvine 23/02/07

A Network Rail van and an Ayr-Glasgow passenger train collided at a half-barrier crossing near to Gailes golf club in Ayrshire.

The van driver was killed. Robert Davis Watkins, 37, was reported to have been a Network Rail employee.

Minor injuries were reported to the driver and guard of the otherwise empty passenger train.

Initial reports suggest that the van was driven onto the track but the driver got out as the train approached the crossing.

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