Man dies after car collides with Australind train

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
VideoA man has died after his car collided with a train.

A man has died after his car collided with a train in Brunswick on Tuesday morning.

According to police, the man’s green Ford Festiva collided with the Australind train in a horrific crash around 6.15am.

Police, firefighters and the RAC Rescue Helicopter were called to the crash at the Heppingstone Road railway crossing.

The man sadly died at the scene.
Camera IconThe man sadly died at the scene. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

The man – who is yet to be identified – died at the scene. He was the only person in the vehicle at the time.

The railway crossing has no barriers and is close to South Western Highway.

The train driver and passengers were not injured in the crash, but all those aboard have been offered counselling through the Public Transport Authority.

The Australind was parked in Brunswick as Major Crash officers investigated.
Camera IconThe Australind was parked in Brunswick as Major Crash officers investigated. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

The passengers were transferred onto coach buses to continue their journey to Perth.

It is understood the train was not seriously damaged and is expected to resume service tomorrow.

Major Crash officers are investigating. Anyone who saw the crash or the vehicle prior is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Parts of the car were scattered along the train track.
Camera IconParts of the car were scattered along the train track. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

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