A TRUCK driver and train passengers escaped major injuries after a collision at the Lochiel Avenue level crossing last week.
On 7 May, a truck was hit at the Edithvale crossing. The tray of the truck was dislodged and pushed into the boom gates.
Edithvale CFA, Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, Metro Trains Melbourne, and staff from the Level Crossing Removal Project attended to safely remove all the passengers from the train.
A statement on the Edithvale CFA Facebook page read that “on arrival, we were able to ascertain no one was trapped and that there were no major injuries to the occupants of the truck or passengers on board the train.”
“This is another reminder to be vigilant around rail crossings, particularly during this time of construction and major roadworks. It is also important for the safety of emergency workers to slow to 40km when emergency vehicles red and blue lights are flashing. Distractions can easily occur and put our firefighters and colleagues at risk as well as yourself and other road users. Let’s all stay safe on the roads.”
Lochiel Avenue is one of the level crossings scheduled to be removed after the completion of LXRP works.