60 Year Old Man dead As Train Collides With Land Rover Defender
A fatality occurred today after a train crashed into a Land Rover killing the 60 year old male driver and one of two dogs in the vehicle at a level crossing in Gloucestershire, British Transport Police have confirmed.
The Great Western Railway train was traveling from Kemble to Stroud when it collided with the Land Rover which the man is believed to have been the sole occupant other than his two dogs.
The Land Rover Defender was struck on a crossing in the village of Frampton Mansell which is located just off of a side road. The vehicle was dragged over 800 meters by the train, the incident happened at about 3.10pm.
A spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service said: “The call was received at 3.03pm to Frampton Mansell to reports of a two-vehicle collision. There is one male casualty, who is 60-years-old
“We are in attendance with two ambulances and a rapid response car.”
A statement from British Transport Police said: “At 3.10pm today we were called to a level crossing close to Frampton Mansell, Gloucestershire, following reports that a car had been struck by a train.
“Officers from BTP attended alongside paramedics from the South Western Ambulance Service however a man, believed to be the driver of the car, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are now working to identify the man and inform his family.
“The car was struck by the Great Western Railway’s London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa service. There are no other reported injuries.
“At present, officers are currently examining the scene to establish the circumstances which led to the man’s car being struck.
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 311 of 07/02. Or you can send a text to BTP on 61016.
“The Rail Accident Investigation Branch have been notified of this incident.”