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10 Killed In Australian Train Crash  
User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1785 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

There has been a very nasty crash between a regional train & a semi trailer (large truck) in North-Western Victoria, near Kerang. 10 Confirmed killed so far, 7 unaccounted for & 23 injured, it appears the truck driver may have been blinded by sunlight. The train was travelling from Swan Hill, to Melbourne.

Report from the Herald-Sun, includes video...


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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

Jeez  Sad

This is horrific, hope everyone else gets out ok. RIP to all those killed.


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User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1785 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

11 now confirmed killed Sad

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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12323 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

Ms Fyffe said there were no boom gates, only flashing lights at the level crossing.

And she speculated the sun may have got in the truck driver's eyes before the smash. Other sources said the truck appeared to have hit the train in a 'T-bone' collision.

I guess flashing lights and ringing bells wasn't enough to get his attention. If you can't see where you're driving, you shouldn't drive. Wear sunglasses next time.

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