Ibbenburen, Germany: Collision kills train driver and a passenger

18 May

gtcTwo people were killed – the train driver and a passenger – three people were critically injured and 17 sustained lesser injuries when a passenger train collided with a manure tanker which had detached from the tractor towing it. The reason this occurred is a central part of the investigation of the accident. When the barriers descended for the approaching train, it is reported that the tractor driver ran towards the train to try and draw the train driver’s attention to the obstruction.

The collision occurred at about 11.30am on May 16th, 2015 on a level crossing near Ibbenburen, about midway between Osnabruck and Rheine.

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