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Tractor driver in serious condition after colliding with train in Norfolk

A tractor driver was airlifted to hospital after the 12:03 Norwich to Cambridge train collided with his tractor.

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The train driver was also taken to hospital, although his injuries are not thought to be serious
The train driver was also taken to hospital, although his injuries are not thought to be serious

A tractor driver sustained serious injuries after a train carrying 135 passengers collided with his vehicle in Norfolk.

 

The incident happened shortly after 12:30pm on Sunday (April 10, 2016) at Hockham Road level crossing, Roundham in Norfolk.

 

Airlifted

 

The tractor driver, aged 31, was airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious, although not life-threatening, injuries.

 

The train driver was also taken to hospital and his injuries are not thought to be serious.

 

Injuries

 

A spokesperson from the British Transport Police said: "Four other passengers have been taken to hospital and a number of people have been treated at the scene by paramedics.

 

"Their injuries are not thought to be serious."

 

Damage

 

The train, which was the 12:03 Norwich to Cambridge service, was extensively damaged but managed to remain on the tracks.

 

A joint British Transport Police and Rail Accident Investigation Branch investigation is now underway.

 


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