Tuesday, October 21, 2008

INCIDENT: Sandhill AHB, Cambridgeshire 18.10.08

A passenger train struck a car on a Cambridgeshire crossing. The London Kings Cross to King's Lynn train, travelling at close to sixty miles an hour, struck the back of the car on the Sandhill AHB crossing near Littleport.

Reports suggest that the driver may have attempted to zig-zag around the barriers. He was taken to hospital where his injuries have been described as 'non life-threatening'. No injuries were reported on the train, which did not derail.

Customers at the Black Horse Pub nearby rushed out to try to help the driver but could not prevent the car from being struck. Some allege that there had been a signal failure at the crossing.

The RAIB said it was not planning to investigate the case.

Photo (c) Robert Edwards on Geograph

BBC News: http://tinyurl.com/54sjul
Ely Standard: http://tinyurl.com/5lx3fv


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