Page last updated at 14:33 GMT, Saturday, 6 June 2009 15:33 UK

Train hits car at level crossing

Police want to establish whether a car left abandoned on a level crossing in south Lincolnshire was left with the intention of causing a crash.

No-one was hurt when a train hit the vehicle at around 0700 BST on Saturday off the B1166 at Welland Bank, near Deeping St James.

The train driver spotted the car and applied the emergency brake but was unable to stop in time.

Detectives said the vehicle was a hire car which had been left locked.

Natalie Davidson of British Transport Police said: "We're keeping our lines of inquiry open at the moment, we're still trying to establish exactly how that vehicle came to be on the tracks."

Officers said it was a low impact collision at low speed.

Firefighters moved the car from the track on Saturday morning.



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