Woman killed after train and car crash in Herefordshire, England

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Map of England with Herefordshire highlighted in red.

A woman has died after the vehicle she was travelling in plus a second vehicle were both struck by a train at a level crossing in Herefordshire, England. The woman, who was aged 50, was reported to have been involved in a collision involving two cars and a train at a level crossing located near to the village of Moreton-on-Lugg at 1034 GMT on Saturday.

The woman, who has currently not been identified, was airlifted to a hospital where she later died of the injuries that she had sustained. The woman's husband, who was travelling in the same vehicle as her at the time of the crash, suffered from shoulder and pelvic injuries. The occupents of the other vehicle — a 12-year-old girl and her mother — were also given treatment for minor injuries and shock and were subsequently discharged.

The British Transport Police "are currently investigating an incident which took place at Moreton-on-Lugg level crossing in Herefordshire," according to a spokesperson for the police force. He stated: "Two vehicles were struck by a train on the crossing at 10:34AM on Saturday. The occupants of the first vehicle, a husband and wife who live locally, were taken to hospital. The female, aged 50, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital where she has sadly died. Her husband was taken to hospital by ambulance where he was treated for minor injuries."