Train crashes into car at level crossing in Frating, Essex

Train crashes into car at level crossing in Frating, Essex

12/7/2021 12:11:00 PM

Train crashes into car at level crossing in Frating, Essex

Services from around Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester into London have been affected.

Image caption,A train crashed into a car in Frating, about eight miles from ColchesterA train has crashed into a car at a level crossing in Essex.The crash occurred at about 07:20 GMT at a crossing in Frating, near Colchester.Essex Fire and Rescue Service said it thought the car "ended up on the level crossing after skidding on some ice" but "thankfully there are no casualties".

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Train services to and from London from Clacton-on Sea have been affected, and a rail replacement service is in place.Image source,Essex Fire and Rescue ServiceImage caption,The car was propelled on to the track after skidding on ice, the fire service said

Fire commander Dave Bond said the driver of the car was unable to move the vehicle once it was on the tracks, "before the next train came through the crossing"."Thankfully the driver escaped from her car before the train arrived, and although the train struck the car, there are no injuries to the vehicle driver, the train driver or any passengers," he said.

Greater Anglia said all services from Clacton-on-Sea to London Liverpool Street had been delayed in both directions, and trains between Colchester and Clacton and Walton were also affected.

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