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13 November 2013, 13:36
The driver of a car hit by a train on a level crossing in Oxfordshire detained under Mental Health Act
The 40 year old woman from Banbury had to be cut free from her car after being hit by a train at around 4.40pm on Tuesday 12th November at Sandy Lane level crossing between Yarnoton and Kidlington.
British Transport Police (BTP) have given Heart this statement:
``BTP officers were to the line close to Sandy Lane, Yarnton, following a report that a vehicle had been hit by a train.
``The incident was reported to BTP at 4.40pm. Officers are currently on their way to the scene to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.''
A South Central Ambulance Service spokeswoman said crews treated one female in the car for non-life threatening injuries.
Medics were also tasked to assess a female passenger on the train, but found her to not need any treatment.
BTP later confirmed the train involved was the 2.45pm Bournemouth to Manchester Piccadilly Cross Country service, which remained upright and on the tracks.
The spokesman added: ``There are not believed to be any reported injuries to the 100 passengers onboard the train.
``On arrival, emergency services discovered one woman inside the car, a black Volkswagen Golf. She has since been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital for an assessment, although her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.''
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch and Office of Rail Regulation have been informed of the incident.
Officers are working to establish the full circumstances and would urge anyone with information to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040 quoting incident number 407 of 12/11/2013.