Police investigate crash between train and sedan in Devonport

Early police investigations into a crash between a train and a sedan in Spreyton this morning indicate the sedan failing to stop at a train crossing to be the likely cause.

Around 7.50am this morning members from Devonport Police and the Tasmania Fire attended a crash between an unladen freight train and a Mazda sedan near the intersection of Mersey Main Road and Sheffield Road.

The 50-year-old female driver of the sedan was transported to hospital by Ambulance Tasmania with minor injuries. The train driver was not injured.

The sedan sustained significant damage and was towed from the scene.

All traffic was diverted from the scene to allow a safe and thorough investigation into this incident and the full rehabilitation of the scene.

The police investigation is ongoing with early indications the failure of the sedan to stop at a train crossing to be the likely cause of the crash.

Sergeant Scott Poke said “This incident is testament to the need for all drivers on our roads to remain alert, observant and safe at all times”.

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