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Salisbury train wreck driver in hospital with “life-changing injury” | UK | News

At around 6:45 pm on Sunday, two trains collided in a tunnel. In today’s statement, the British Transport Police (BTP) said 13 people had been taken to the hospital after the crash.

The BTP said train driver injuries were believed to be life-changing.

The statement states: “92 passengers were on both trains.

“Approximately 30 people attended the casualties center in a nearby church, the majority of whom were injured and walking and assessed on-site.

“13 people were taken to the hospital by ambulance and treated for minor injuries. One remains there.

“Unfortunately, the train driver is more seriously injured, and his injuries are believed to be life-changing.

“He has been hospitalized in a stable condition this morning and his family is informed.”

The incident occurred when the vehicle derailed after colliding with an object in the Fisherton tunnel, and a second train collided when the signal was damaged.

The Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Rescue Team said it helped evacuate “about 100 people” from the scene.

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Transport Minister Grant Shapps tweeted, “I’m communicating my thoughts to those affected by a serious railroad accident near Salisbury.”

“We need to understand how this happened to prevent this in the future,” he said, adding that the Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission and the Office of Rail and Road will investigate.

A mother doing a trick or treat with her family nearby likened the sound of a crash to a “bomb” and a “thunder.”

Tamar Vellacott said:

“There was no squeak like a brake, but a long rumbling sound like lightning hitting a railroad track.”



Salisbury train wreck driver in hospital with “life-changing injury” | UK | News

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