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Stockholm train in violent crash with truck

TT/Rebecca Martin · 9 Feb 2012, 09:48

Published: 09 Feb 2012 09:48 GMT+01:00

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”What we have been told is that the truck somehow got caught on the tracks, but that the driver managed to get out of the vehicle,” said Roger Svendal of the emergency services to daily Aftonbladet.

The police received a call shortly after 7.20am and firefighters and an ambulance were quickly despatched to the scene.

According to emergency services, the train driver had to be cut loose and is seriously injured.

Out of the 10-12 passengers that had been on board the train, three were brought to hospital with minor injuries, while most emerged unscathed.

”They are of course overwhelmed and shocked but no one is seriously injured,” said Jarmo Carlsten of the Stockholm emergency services to news agency TT.

The driver of the truck had managed to get out of the wreck by himself prior to the arrival of the emergency services.

The incident took place on the Roslagsbanan electrified railway line near Rydbo.

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As of 10am Thursday morning there were still heavy delays to the traffic on the line.

An inquiry into the cause of the accident has been initiated.

TT/Rebecca Martin (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

10:58 February 9, 2012 by gabeltoon
I do hope the train driver will be ok.
11:06 February 9, 2012 by Snood
"the train driver had to be cut loose and is seriously injured"

"They are of course overwhelmed and shocked but no one is seriously injured"

Do different parts of the emergency services talk to each other?
12:44 February 9, 2012 by David S
Snood, the article is clearly referring to the passengers at that point
21:20 February 9, 2012 by BillyB
the train got horny for the truck
22:26 February 9, 2012 by Roy E
Ouch! Those violent crashes are always worse than the non-violent ones.
01:42 February 10, 2012 by TheWatchman
Why did the truck not wait until it was clear?
04:04 February 10, 2012 by rise
TheWatchman: ""What we have been told is that the truck somehow got caught on the tracks,...". I wonder for how long the truck was stuck there and if the driver had tried to call in any warnings (if there even was any time for it)?
08:58 February 10, 2012 by Da Goat
Nice road train . much better design than the touted other 7. finally I have seen Evolution in action the crossing of a train with a truck is quite nice!

the birth of the passenger road train . love it

maybe it can be achieved less violently next time.
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