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Sixteen injured as train hits garbage truck in Poland

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 23.10.2017 17:28
Sixteen people have been injured after a local passenger train ploughed into a garbage truck on a rail crossing in northern Poland on Monday.
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The train was derailed in the accident in Nowe Gronowo, near the town of Człuchów, state broadcaster Polish Radio reported.

The driver of the garbage truck failed to stop before driving onto the crossing, Polish Radio added.

“The train hit the middle of the truck with full force,” said Sławomir Gradek, a spokesman for local police.

The truck driver “heard a signal from the train driver only when he was in the middle of the crossing. But then it was too late. He accelerated but did not have time to leave” the crossing, the spokesman added.


Source: Polish Radio

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