Waimauku, New Zealand: Fatal collision on passive level crossing

12 Dec

An elderly man died when the vehicle in which he was the sole occupant was struck by a train on a passive level crossing in Waimauku, northwest of Auckland. The accident occurred during the morning of December 12th, 2013 on the level crossing on

The traffic moment (number of trains x number of road vehicles) at this level crossing is reportedly low and sighting in both directions good. However, looking at the level crossing on Google Earth, there are trees to the north of the level crossing that compromise sighting on the this road approach. This is not an issue if a motorist stops at the crossing and takes the decision to cross at this point.

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