Passenger train hits car on level crossing

A MAN has miraculously escaped serious injury after his car was struck by a passenger train in Central West NSW.

It happened on a level crossing in the small town of Blayney, roughly 40km west of Bathurst, about 11.50am on Sunday.

Police said an XPT travelling north towards Orange smashed into the front of a Subaru station wagon on Greghamstown Road.


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The level crossing on Greghamstown Road at Blayney | Source: Google

Incredibly, the driver of the Subaru, a 69-year-old man, escaped serious injury.

He was taken to Orange Base Hospital with lacerations to his legs and chest pain.

None of the 122 passengers on the train were injured.

Police from Chifley Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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