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Littleport Train Crash
An investigation is continuing after a camper van was hit by a train at a level crossing in Littleport.
The crash happened at around 4:45pm yesterday [Tuesday].
Cambridgeshire Police say the camper van "overtook stationary traffic before being hit by the train".
Two people travelling in the camper van, believed to be husband and wife, were trapped in the vehicle following the crash.
The woman suffered head and chest injuries while the man was less seriously hurt.
Both people were taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge after being treated by the Magpas Helimedix Team.
Cambridgeshire Police and the British Transport Police (BTP) are investigating the crash.
A BTP spokesperson said: "BTP and Cambridgeshire Constabulary officers were called to a level crossing on Lynn Road, Littleport, Cambridgeshire on Tuesday, 5 July following a report of a road traffic collision involving a train and a campervan.
The campervan collided with the side of the 16:15 Cambridge to Downham Market First Capital Connect service, which remained fully upright and on the tracks.
There were no reports of any injuries to passengers or staff onboard.
Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service attended to help free two people from the campervan.
Ambulance crews from the East of England Ambulance Service also attended and a man and a woman, in their 70s and from Kings Lynn, were airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.
BTP are working to establish the exact circumstances of the incident, including how the campervan came to be on the tracks."
The train involved was a First Capital Connect service carrying 37 passengers, none of whom were injured.
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