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Crash at railway crossing Kapiti Coast

Published: Fri 11 Sep 2015 08:22 AM
Crash at railway crossing Kapiti Coast
At 6.23pm on Thursday 10th September 2015 Police received a report of a collision between a car and a train at a rail crossing.
The rail crossing was on Te Waka Road, near State Highway One, Te Horo, Kapiti Coast.
The road crossing is controlled by a Stop Sign.
The vehicle was clipped by the passenger train and two occupants of the car received minor injuries, both occupants were treated at the scene by Ambulance staff and one occupant refused to be taken to hospital for further assessment.
None of 100 plus passengers on the Palmerston North bound train were injured.
Police enquiries into the incident are continuing with the driver of the motor vehicle undergoing drink driving procedures.
It is important that drivers take extra care at Railway crossings to ensure that the track is clear before entering the rail corridor.
Trains cannot stop like a motor vehicle and need quite a long length of track to stop in an emergency.
Motorists should not attempt to cross unless they are positive no trains are approaching.
The train has now continued on its journey and the vehicle is being towed from the scene.
Press release issued: 1920hrs - 10.9.2015
ENDS

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