Roudham train crash: Tractor driver still in hospital

Emergency and investigation teams at Roudham after a train hit a tractor on a level crossing and the

Emergency and investigation teams at Roudham after a train hit a tractor on a level crossing and the passengers were led to safety down he tracks. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

The driver of a tractor which was hit by a train over the weekend remains in hospital, transport police have confirmed.

Emergency teams at Roudham after a train hit a tractor on a level crossing on Sunday. PHOTO BY SIMON

Emergency teams at Roudham after a train hit a tractor on a level crossing on Sunday. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

The incident at about 12.30pm on Sunday saw an Abellio Greater Anglia train carrying 135 people crash into the tractor at the level crossing at Roudham, near Thetford.

Seven people were injured, while the tractor driver was seriously hurt.

A spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) yesterday confirmed the investigation into what caused the incident was ongoing and that the driver remained in hospital.

Among other factors, BTP and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch will look at whether the driver phoned a signaller to ask for permission to cross as required at the unmanned crossing.

The train crash at Roudham level crossing near Thetford.

The train crash at Roudham level crossing near Thetford. - Credit: Archant

More than 50 firefighters, four ambulances, the East Anglian air ambulance, Norfolk police and BTP attended on Sunday.


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