Train strikes car in Featherston

Last updated 15:22 21/02/2014

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A train has struck a car in Featherston after a driver apparently overtook a stopped bus at a level crossing and zoomed onto the tracks.

The train has been stopped after it struck a car's tail end at about 2.10pm, Senior Sergeant Jymahl Glassey, of Wairarapa police, said.

No-one was injured in the incident, he added.

The driver had pulled up to the railway crossing at the intersection of Fox and Daniell streets and apparently thought a stopped bus was broken down, Mr Glassey said.

The driver appears to have taken over the bus and driven out onto the tracks while red lights were flashing, and had almost got over the crossing when the train clipped it. 

The train was undamaged but remained stopped on the tracks waiting for a new driver to get it moving again, in keeping with policy of switching drivers after a collision, police said.

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