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A four-year-old boy was among three people injured when a train hit a car in central-western New South Wales.
The train carrying copper ore hit the car about 11:00am (AEDT) at a level crossing at Gulgong.
Police said the car was shunted for 250 metres before the train was able to stop.
The boy and a 25-year-old woman have been flown to Sydney's Westmead Hospital with facial injuries.
The 40-year-old man who was driving the car was taken to Mudgee Hospital.
Sergeant Stuart Thomas said the car was hit on a straight section of track.
"The train has commenced to pass the level crossing and at that point a vehicle has driven in front of the train and collided with the front of the train," Sgt Thomas said.
"The car has continued being pushed along by the front diesel, front locomotive, for a distance of approximately 250 metres.
"My understanding is the train is going to be inspected by railway inspectors and they'll make that decision whether the train will continue on.
"That particular crossing has fairly good visibility at both ends and the train wasn't believed to be travelling at any great speed."
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