Subject: Austrian train accident Mon May 04, 2009 7:58 pm
Andy sent me this direct. Thought you all might like to see.
Regretfully, there has been another bad accident on the Pinzgaubahn which happened at around 10:00 this morning resulting in 15 casualties ... one serious (presumably the railcar driver). VTs13 (formerly OBB 5090-003) collided with a French articulated lorry at a level crossing near Piesendorf, just over 5 miles from Zell-am-Zee. This is an ungated level crossing which as you know is the norm on Austrian narrow gauge level crossings.
Subject: Re: Austrian train accident Tue May 05, 2009 4:03 am
Thanks Carl ...
... some video news footage (German language) to give a wider view. Line looks straight and lorry looks to have turned into the crossing.