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Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 April, 2004, 18:22 GMT 19:22 UK
Car and train collide at crossing
Train and car in collision in April
Several accidents have occurred at level crossings on the branch line
A driver has been injured after a car and a train collided at a level crossing near Newquay.

It is the second time within a year that an accident has happened at the Halloon level crossing at St Columb Road.

The accident happened shortly before 1400 on Tuesday.

Network Rail, which is making improvements to the line following accidents at other crossings, is investigating.

Cornwall Air Ambulance flew the 19-year-old car driver, who suffered shoulder injuries, to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske,

Witness Nicolas Roseby, who works nearby, said there should be barriers, which have been installed at the nearby Quintrell Downs crossing.

The speed limit on the road has been cut from 60mph to 30mph, but he said that was not enough.

He said: "I would like to better signs and better traffic calming measures.

"The lights should make it more obvious that there is a crossing."

Two people were taken to hospital after a train hit a car on the same level crossing in April last year.

The car was driven up the bank by the force of the crash and the driver had to be cut free from the wreckage. He also suffered shoulder injuries.




SEE ALSO:
Crossings safety to be reviewed
16 Jun 03  |  Cornwall
Appeal for level crossing barriers
09 Apr 03  |  Cornwall
Car and train collide
08 Apr 03  |  Cornwall


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