Monday, July 21, 2008

INCIDENT: Weston Rhyn AHB, Shropshire 19.07.08

A tractor driver was seriously injured when his unit was struck by a passenger train on an AHB crossing in Shropshire.

Reports suggest that the barrier came down between the tractor and the trailer, stranding the tractor on the crossing at Weston Rhyn, near Oswestry. The 16:46 Gobowen–Chester service was not derailed and no-one on board was seriously hurt.

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Main picture (c)Stephen McKay on Geograph
Smaller picture (c) BBC