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Middlemore Train Death

Middlemore Train Death

UPDATE Rail services are returning to normal after disruption this morning following a fatality on the southern line near the Middlemore station.  Buses replaced...

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Fatal Car vs Freight Train Accident

Fatal Car vs Freight Train Accident

A woman has died tonight after the car she was driving was hit by a freight train on an uncontrolled level crossing near Levin. The crash happened on the level crossing...

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Did Fireworks Trigger M5 Crash?

Did Fireworks Trigger M5 Crash?

Authorities are investigating whether a nearby fireworks display could have contributed to last night’s fiery inferno on Britain’s M5 near Somerset which...

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U.K’s Worst Ever Motorway Smash – Video

U.K’s Worst Ever Motorway Smash – Video

A 27-vehicle pile-up on the M5 motorway near Taunton has sparked explosions and an inferno, leaving numerous people dead (no official number yet) and around 40 injured,...

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Accident Witnesses Sought

Accident Witnesses Sought

What should have been a night of celebration after the Rugby World Cup final turned to tragedy at about 2.20am yesterday when 17 year-old pedestrian Sanele Pauli...

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Pedestrian Hurt In Dom Rd Bus Accident

Pedestrian Hurt In Dom Rd Bus Accident

A pedestrian is  in a serious condition after being hit by a bus in Dominion Road amid peak hour traffic tonight. Police describe it as “an incident involving...

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Train Maintenance Criticised In Accident Report

Train Maintenance Criticised In Accident Report

The maintenance at the Westfield rail maintenance depot comes under criticism in a Transport accident investigation commission report released today. It relates...

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Shanghai Subway Crash Injures 260

Shanghai Subway Crash Injures 260

Another bad train crash in China. Two subway trains collided in a tunnel in downtown Shanghai, injuring more than 260 passengers. Chinese news reports from its state...

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Sunnyvale Fatality

Sunnyvale Fatality

A 21 year-old West Auckland man was killed last night after he was struck by a train passing through the Sunnyvale Railway Station. Inspector Rod Fraser, Waitakere...

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Fatal Nevada Amtrak Crash

Fatal Nevada Amtrak Crash

Latest police reports say six people have died when a tractor-trailer truck slammed into a Chicago-to-California Amtrak passenger train at a railroad crossing east...

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Nasty Cycling Accident

Nasty Cycling Accident

A nasty collision on a busy Hamilton intersection involving a cyclist, truck and bus. Waikato Road Policing Manager, Inspector Leo Tooman, said the crash happened...

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Bad Start To The Week

Bad Start To The Week

The sad death of a man on the tracks at Avondale about 6.45am today showed how the impact of such an incident can led to problems for hundreds. The Western line...

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Bus Passenger Death Leads To Fine

Bus Passenger Death Leads To Fine

Remember that terrible accident in which wheels came off a truck on the southern motorway and one smashed a bus windscreen and a bus passenger – a Vietnames...

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Kingdon St Death Inquiry Out

Kingdon St Death Inquiry Out

Remember the case of the old guy who died when he alighted off a train at the old Newmarket West station in Kingdon St? The results of an inquiry into the death...

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Man Struck by Wellington Train

Man Struck by Wellington Train

Police confirm that a male in his early 50′s had been struck by a train and killed just north of the Kaiwharawhara Railway Station in Wellington. Police are...

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Another Injury

Another Injury

It’s been a bad week for people versus trains. Buses are replacing trains on Wellington’s Johnsonville line for a while  this afternoon because of an...

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Ute “Drove Into Goods Train” (Update)

Ute “Drove Into Goods Train” (Update)

Police have revealed that the ute which was involved in a fatal accident with a train in Flint Rd, Stratford this morning drove into the path of the northbound...

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Video: Girl Slips Under Train

Video: Girl Slips Under Train

In Argentina, a woman’s bid to avoid paying a train fare nearly cost her the life of her daughter. Her mother lowered her onto the tracks as a train was coming...

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Platform Overrun Inquiry

Platform Overrun Inquiry

An accident report has been released today into an incident in which a passenger express train overran a platform at Fruitvale Rd. This is what it said happened...

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Loco Engineer Tries To Save Youth

Loco Engineer Tries To Save Youth

Police are praising a KiwiRail locomotive driver in Wellington who performed CPR on a teenager lying beside the railway tracks close to Rangoon Street in Khandallah...

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Fine Over Digger Accident

Fine Over Digger Accident

An Auckland worker is lucky to be alive after a digger bucket fell onto him, according to the Department of Labour. The Department of Labour charged Builders Corner...

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Tamaki Car Parks Removed

Tamaki Car Parks Removed

Auckland Transport will remove four car parking spaces on Tamaki Drive late tonight. I rate Auckland Transport 10/10 so far for moving so fast. This is only its...

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Making Cycling Safer

Making Cycling Safer

The Cycling Advocates Network is calling for urgent action following the deaths of three cyclists this weekend – two near Morrinsville, one near Palmerston...

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Cycling Tragedy

Cycling Tragedy

A 71 year old male cyclist is dead, and another is critically injured, after a vehicle has struck them on the Morrinsville-Walton Road, around 12 kilometres south...

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Kumeu School Bus Accident

Kumeu School Bus Accident

One person is dead and two are critically injured after a school bus and a car collided near Old School Rd Kumeu. The three were the people in the car involved. There...

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