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It was miraculous nobody was killed in a crash between a passenger train and a truck in northern Victoria, police said.
"The two luckiest men, I reckon, in Australia yesterday were the driver of the train who took the full impact where he was sitting and the driver of the truck who walked away," Senior Constable Shaun Perry from Mitiamo police said.
"(It was) miraculous that somebody wasn't killed".
The truck was halfway over the level crossing at Mitiamo, about 60km north of Bendigo, about 6pm (AEST) yesterday when the train ploughed into the rig, separating the cab from the trailer.
The train was carrying 20 people but no-one suffered serious injuries in the crash.
Police plan to charge the truck driver, a 61-year-old South Australian man, with failing to give way at a level crossing and failure to complete his log book.
Rural Ambulance Service spokesman John Mullen said when the call came in that a truck and train had collided, three crews were quickly despatched.
"Whenever you hear of a truck and a train colliding you expect the worst but fortunately in this case it didn't happen," he said.
The three crews arrived at the scene to find no-one was seriously injured, and they left soon after.
One ambulance was later called back to attend to the driver of the truck who was complaining of a pain in his arm.
Concerns at fumes coming from the overturned trailer were quickly allayed when the load was identified as non-toxic urea, a chemical used in fertiliser.
The train passengers were transported by coach to Bendigo station.
Sen Const Perry said the train driver had been shaken by the experience.
"He thought he had killed somebody," he said.
The driver had given all the usual warnings on approaching the level crossing and tried to brake on seeing the truck, but the train had too much momentum to stop in time.
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