Ashburton: North park road Truck V Train Serious Crash
Ashburton: North park road Truck V Train Serious
9 July 2014 - At 8.15am on Monday 07 July 2014 A
truck driven by the sole occupant travelling in a westerly
direction along North Park road towards the Main South road
in Ashburton has negotiated a give way controlled railway
While conducting this manoeuvre the truck has
crossed the path of a south bound freight train resulting in
a collision taking place. As a result of the impact the
train has sustained significant frontal damage and the truck
has sustained extensive overall damage.
The impact has
pushed the truck off the railway line into a nearby paddock
and the train has stopped some 500 metres further south
along the line.
Witnesses have advised police that the
truck was crossing the line and the train sounded its
warning device on more than one occasion immediately prior
to the collision.
Released 09 July 2014:
The driver of
the truck Mr George Robert Ellis age 22 years of Hawke's Bay
has died as a result of injuries he received in the
His family have been notified.
into the cause of this crash continues any witnesses to this
crash should contact Constable Fran Clark at the Ashburton
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