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Train and 4x4 in crossing crash

The 33-year-old driver of a vehicle, believed to be a Land Rover, has been charged following a crash with a train at a level crossing.

Police said the incident happened at about 0940 BST at Kinbrace in Sutherland.

No-one on board the 0813 Wick to Inverness service was injured. The train also remained upright and did not derail.

The driver of the vehicle involved also escaped unhurt.

British Transport Police (BTP) are investigating the incident.

The force said: "At this stage it is believed that the vehicle, a Land Rover, collided with the side of the train."

A spokesman added: "Passengers have been taken by bus to Helmsdale station to continue their journey.

"Officers from BTP are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and the Railway Accident Investigation Branch has been informed."

The line was closed for several hours while the incident was being dealt with.


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