Wednesday, August 18, 2010

INCIDENT: Little Cornard UWC+T, Suffolk 17/08/10

A passenger train and a tanker collided on a user-worked crossing in Suffolk.

The two-car National Express East Anglia service from Sudbury to Marks Tey collided with a sewage tanker on the crossing which serves Anglian Water's Shalford Meadow waste treatment plant. Twenty-one injuries, some critical, were reported amongst the train crew and passengers. The train derailed but stayed upright.

The lorry driver, who was not injured, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Network Rail are reported as saying that they received no calls to authorise use of the crossing prior to the incident.

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