Sunday, 10 April 2016

Man injured as train hits tractor at level crossing


  • 6 hours ago
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  • From the sectionNorfolk
Media caption"All of a sudden we had this almighty bang, followed by shards of glass"
A train has hit a tractor at a level crossing in Norfolk, leaving a man with serious injuries.
British Transport Police said officers were called to the collision at about 12:30 BST at Roudham, near Thetford.
They said the tractor driver has been taken to Norfolk and Norwich hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The train driver is also being treated in hospital for a non-serious injury, thought to be to his hand.
Train/tractor crash RoudhamImage copyrightAlex Youngs
Image captionPassenger Alex Youngs tweeted pictures of the damage
The East of England Ambulance Service said it treated 10 people at the scene.
Three people were taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds with minor injuries.
Train/tractor crash RoudhamImage copyrightAlex Youngs
Image captionEmergency services were called at about 12:30 to the Abellio Greater Anglia train
Norfolk Fire Service also attended.
There were 135 passengers on board the Abellio Greater Anglia train, which was travelling from Norwich to Cambridge.
A company spokesman said the train was not derailed in the crash.
The road has been closed and train services between Norwich and Cambridge have been suspended.
A joint investigation has been launched by the British Transport Police and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch.

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