Thursday 8 December 2016

Tractor driver hospitalised after train crashes into vehicle at level crossing

Published 14/05/2015 | 20:54

Paramedics were called at 6.19pm to reports of the collision
Paramedics were called at 6.19pm to reports of the collision

A tractor driver has been taken to hospital after a train crashed into his vehicle at a level crossing.

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Paramedics were called at 6.19pm to reports of the collision at the farm crossing in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Two air ambulances, a hazardous area response team, three road ambulances and three rapid response vehicles were sent to deal with the incident.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Ambulance Service said: "We conveyed one patient to the Harrogate District Hospital, believed to have minor injuries."

British Transport Police tweeted: "We're on scene at a level crossing in #Knaresborough after a train struck a tractor. Tractor driver has been taken to hospital."

Northern Rail suspended services from York to Harrogate and staff are currently on the scene.

Replacement bus services are operating in the area.

A spokeswoman for the train company said the service that struck the tractor was the 5.29pm train from Leeds to York, via Harrogate, and that the incident took place at a level crossing between Knaresborough and York.

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