December 9, 2008 | Mark Paradies

UK RAIB Investigating a Fatal Level Crossing Accident at Wraysholme


From the posting:

The RAIB is carrying out an investigation into a fatal level crossing accident at Wraysholme, near Flookburgh, Cumbria on 3 November 2008.

The accident occurred at 12:30 hrs when Northern train 2C34, the 09:27 hrs Carlisle to Lancaster service, collided with a car on an automatic open locally monitored (AOCL) type of level crossing located between Kents Bank and Cark and Cartmel on Network Rail’s Cumbria Coast line.

The car driver was killed as a result of this collision.

The RAIB’s preliminary examination indicates that there are no issues with the condition or operation of the train that could have contributed to the accident.

The RAIB’s investigation into the accident is independent of any investigations by the safety authority.

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.

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