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A driver has been charged with multiple offences after allegedly colliding with a freight train at Tunbridge overnight.
The collision occurred between a Holden Commordore and a TasRail Locomotive about 12:50am at a level crossing in John Street, Tunbridge.
Investigations into the crash have established that the Commodore was travelling east and stopped at the crossing as the train approached, but the driver then allegedly failed to give way to the train which clipped the rear corner of the car.
The driver allegedly failed to remain at the scene of the crash but was later located by police at an address in Tunbridge.
The train was pulling 30 wagons of freight but no persons were injured and the train sustained only minor damage.
A 41-year-old Tunbridge man was charged with drink driving, driving unlicensed, failing to remain at the scene of a crash and failing to give way at a level crossing. He has been bailed to appear in court on the 25th January 2021.
TasRail has completed investigations and will complete a report for the Office of National Rail Safety Regulator.
This article first appeared on www.examiner.com.au
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