April 13, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Investigation into a road vehicle moving on a Eurotunnel tourist shuttle train in transit from the UK to France

The RAIB is carrying out an investigation into an accident when a road coach moved as a shuttle train departed from the UK terminal on 4 April 2008.
At 17:08 hrs a tourist shuttle train was departing from the UK terminal when a road coach moved backwards relative to the shuttle train, trapping the coach’s driver against the internal fire barrier door.  Another passenger activated the emergency alarm to alert the train crew.  As the train stopped the coach moved forward releasing the coach driver.  The coach driver received injuries that required him to be admitted to hospital for treatment.

The RAIB’s investigation into the incident is proceeding independently of any parallel investigations by the safety authority, but the RAIB will share technical evidence as appropriate, subject to legal exclusions such as the identity and statements of witnesses.

The RAIB will publish a report, including any recommendations to improve safety, at the conclusion of its investigation.  This report will be available on the RAIB website:

http://www.raib.gov.uk

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