Coal train crashes into truck, cutting it in half, at Scone in the NSW Upper Hunter

Evin PriestNCA NewsWire
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A coal train has collided with a truck in the NSW Upper Hunter Region on Wednesday, emergency services have confirmed.

Fire and Rescue NSW said a coal train had crashed into a truck at a level crossing at Turanville Rd at Scone and they had received the emergency call just after 7am.

The driver of the truck, a 29-year-old male, is out of the vehicle and is being treated by ambulance officers.

There are reports a bystander helped pull the driver out of the truck.

A coal train has crashed into a truck at Scone. Picture: ABC Upper Hunter/Jake Lapham
Camera IconA coal train has crashed into a truck at Scone. ABC Upper Hunter/Jake Lapham Credit: NCA NewsWire

He was taken to Scone Hospital by ambulance before being flown to John Hunter Hospital with suspected leg injuries.

The driver of the train was not injured and the rail line will be closed for some time.

A listener to 2GB radio told host Ben Fordham the truck’s cabin had been “dislodged” from the rest of the vehicle and that the tray had been “wedged under” the train.

Hunter Valley Police will be making inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the accident.

More to come

Originally published as Coal train crashes into truck, cutting it in half, at Scone in the NSW Upper Hunter

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