Three seriously injured after train and car collision – Wallarobba

Three people have been seriously injured after their car collided with a train in the state’s Hunter region yesterday.

Just after 4.30pm Tuesday 22 June 2021, emergency services responded to reports a passenger train and a Toyota Tarago had collided at a rural rail crossing at Wallarobba, about 15km south of Dungog.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended and commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Officers from Fire and Rescue NSW, the Rural Fire Service, NSW Ambulance paramedics and Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Inspectors also attended.

The 59-year-old female driver and another 65-year-old female passenger sustained serious injuries.

A 65-year-old male passenger was thrown from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries.

They were all treated at the scene by paramedics before being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital where they remain in a serious condition.

There were no injuries to the train driver or the nine passengers.

Inquiries continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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