Temuka, New Zealand: Truck flown to hospital, truck destroyed

25 Aug

A collision between a truck and a train on a passive level crossing has led to the truck driver being evacuated by helicopter to Christchurch. The accident occurred on a level crossing between Rangitata and Temuka at approximately 11.10 on August 20th, 2014. It is understood that the truck driver was familiar with the crossing on which the accident happened. Although the trailer of the articulated truck was destroyed in the collision, the driving cab remained intact. Initially it was thought that the truck was carrying a hazardous material, this was subsequently identified to be lime.

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