77 Year Old Scampston Man Dies After Train Hits Car
10:38am 7th May 2014
(Updated 7:03pm 7th May 2014)
A 77 year old pensioner from Scampston has died after his car hit a level crossing at Scampston near Malton.
The crash happened at 9.16 this morning at the Ivy Lea rail crossing, when the car collided with with the 8.48 Scarborough to Liverpool service.
Rachel Bamford was on the train:
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said:
"BTP is currently dealing with an incident at Ivy Lea rail crossing in Scampston, near Malton, following a report, at 9.16am, that a car had been struck by a passenger service at the crossing.
“BTP officers are currently at the scene, alongside colleagues from North Yorkshire Police, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service.
“Sadly the driver of the car, who is believed to be a 77-year-old local man, has died.
“The train involved was the 8.48am Scarborough to Liverpool Lime Street TransPennine Express Service. There have been no reported injuries to passengers on the service though the driver of the service is being treated for shock
“Officers are currently working to safely remove passengers from the train and transport them to the nearest station to continue their journeys.
“As a result of the incident there will be delays to services in the area and passengers are advised to check with National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or www.nationalrail.co.uk.”
Photo courtesy of John Oxley (@yorkarchaeology)
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