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Train and truck collide - Upper Hunter

Wednesday, 29 September 2021 10:20:58 AM

A man is in hospital after a truck and a train collided at a level crossing in the Upper Hunter this morning.

Shortly before 7.15am (Wednesday 29 September 2021), emergency services were called to Turanville Road, Scone, following reports a southbound train and a flatbed truck collided at a level crossing.

The 29-year-old male driver of the truck was trapped by confinement for a short time before being freed by a passer-by.

The man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken by road ambulance to Scone Hospital and later airlifted to John Hunter Hospital.

The driver of the train was uninjured.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The rail line will be closed for some time whilst the train is assessed.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.