Train Derailed By Lorry UPDATED
17 August 2010, 19:05
Suffolk Fire and Rescue were called at 5.30pm this afternoon (Tuesday 17th August) after a two coach train was derailed at Little Cornard.
Two diesel locomotives weighing 35 tonnes each have been stabilised after crashing with a 44 tonne articulated lorry (carrying non hazardous sewage material) on the level crossing at Little Cornard.
It's understood the train; the 1731 service from Sudbury to Marks Tey did have passengers on board. National Express East Anglia released a statement at 1750 saying the branch line between Sudbury and Marks Tey was suspended.
Twenty people were reported injured including children; two of which couldn't be moved, one is classed as critically ill, and Heart has learnt the train driver is among the casualties.
Suffolk Fire and Rescue have made sure the train carriages are safe, and members of the East of England Ambulance Trust are on the scene having reportedly described what's happened as a major incident.
Suffolk Police have confirmed a 38 year old man who is the driver of the lorry has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after the collision at the unmanned level crossing.
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