Train crash victim stable

ANNA WILLIAMS
Last updated 05:00 20/08/2014

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A Blenheim woman hit by a train remains in Wellington Hospital in a stable condition.

A police spokeswoman said the serious crash unit was still investigating the August 5 incident, but the train driver was shown not to be at fault.

The woman, 60, was seriously injured after she walked across Redwood St near the Main St roundabout in Blenheim and into the path of a southbound KiwiRail freight train about 8.30am.

All warning bells, lights and barriers were working, and the train was functioning correctly, the spokeswoman said.

The driver sounded the horn repeatedly and the train was not going more than the speed limit of 40 kilometres an hour through the Main St crossing.

Picton KiwiRail manager Kerry Rogers said KiwiRail had finished its investigation, but would not comment on the findings until police had finished their investigation. The train driver was given time off and counselling and was now back at work, he said.

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