Wednesday, February 27, 2008

INCIDENT: Wraysholme AOC, Flookburgh, Cumbria 27th February 2008

A car was in collison with a passenger train at the Wraysholme level crossing, near Flookburgh, Cumbria.

The Land Rover was struck by a Manchester Airport to Barrow train travelling up to 50mph, critically injuring the 31-year-old car driver who was airlifted to Lancaster Royal Infirmary. His passenger, a 23-year-old man from Ashton-In-Makerfield, was taken to Furness General Hospital suffering from a broken ankle and bruising to his face and hands.

Both the train driver and guard suffered minor injuries; no injuries were reported amongst the 22 passengers. The class 185 Desiro train did not derail.

A Network Rail spokesman said the crossing appeared to have been working correctly at the time of the incicent. The RAIB have been informed.

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