The collision occurred around 17:30. Sunday, November 3 in the Ain, near the town of Tossiat, a TER hit a car on a railroad crossing. A previous accident occurred on this same portion in 2007. “A man and a woman in his sixties were killed, the shock was extremely violent since the car was dragged on 2 m”, reports the journalist Olivier Martin in duplex on the spot. Three other people were injured on the train.
For its part, the SNCF states that the driver of the TER is in shock and that he was accompanied by a controller throughout the trip. “According to the first elements of the investigation, the crossing barriers were lowered and the investigators would be moving more towards the track of an unauthorized crossing, even if they do not favor any hypothesis at the moment”concludes the journalist.
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