Sunday 17 December 2017

Tractor driver hospitalised after train crashes into vehicle at level crossing

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.

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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