Posted 19th December 2011

Three people hurt in west Wales level crossing crash

THREE people have been hurt in a collision between a lorry and a train in west Wales, between Whitland and Henllan Amgoed.

The Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it appeared that a barrier had come down on the lorry, which was carrying hay, just before the collision at Llanboidy automatic half barrier crossing. 

One of the passengers injured is reported to have sustained a head wound. All three of those hurt were treated after the collision for 'minor' injuries, before being taken to hospital in Carmarthen.

The West Wales air ambulance and two road ambulances were sent to the scene after the collision, which occurred at about 09.50.

The crossing is a short distance west of Whitland Junction, where the branch to Tenby and Pembroke Dock diverges from the main line.

The train involved was the 09.10 Arriva Trains Wales service from Milford Haven to Manchester, and train services in the area have been suspended. Replacement buses have been arranged, Arriva Trains Wales said.

British Transport Police said an investigation had been launched, and that the Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.