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Several feared injured in Yorkshire train crash

Ananova : Wednesday February 28, 2001
A train has been involved in an accident on the east coast main line near Selby, north Yorkshire.
It is believed that a lorry came off a road bridge in the snowy conditions and collided with the train.

Several people are reported injured.

Phil Squire, of BBC Radio Humberside, told BBC Breakfast News that just before 7am a freight train with many carriages on it heading towards one of the power stations in the area was in collision with another train.

Sky News says the train was a GNER service from Newcastle to London Kings Cross.

A British Transport Police spokesman based in Leeds said: "From what we have been told there has been a freight train and an intercity train involved. At the moment our officers are there along with other officers."

North Yorkshire Police said the emergency services had arrived at the scene and were working to free any people who might have been trapped in the wreckage. A spokesman said it is believed the lorry had come off the road bridge in snowy conditions, into the path of one of the trains.

A Railtrack spokeswoman said the details of the crash were still unclear, but that it is thought a vehicle ran off a bridge on the M62 at Great Heck.

"We have got a car coming off a bridge on the M62 at Great Heck. It either landed on a rail and derailed a freight train or a passenger train. But either way, the two trains have collided. One was derailed and the other collided with it. "

Another Railtrack spokesman says it is believed a car towing a trailer, with another car on it left the M62 and collided with the freight train.

Ananova: Several feared injured in Yorkshire train crash 28/02/2001

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