Loiret: a motorist dies after a collision with a train on a level crossing, traffic disrupted on the Paris-Clermont axis

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Loiret: a motorist dies after a collision with a train on a level crossing, traffic disrupted on the Paris-Clermont axis

The deceased was in the car. There are no injuries among the passengers of the train, ensures the SNCF. They will end the journey by bus.

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Published on 07/08/2022 12:49 Updated Reading time: 1 min.

An accident occurred Sunday August 7 in the morning between a train and a vehicle at a level crossing in Gien, in the Loiret, indicates the SNCF on its website. The occupant of the car was killed instantly, learned France Bleu Orléans from the firefighters. “Our teams are in the process of intervention”, indicated the railway company on its site at first. The SNCF communication service told franceinfo that there were no injuries on board the train. Traffic was interrupted in both directions on this axis and the resumption of traffic was not expected before 5 p.m., the time to make the findings necessary for the investigation. The 150 passengers of this TER departing from Bercy station in Paris at 9:11 a.m. and which was due to arrive in Nevers at 11:41 a.m. were evacuated from the train and taken to a gymnasium where they must be taken care of in buses, ordered by the SNCF, adds the communication service. The first bus arrived on site around 1 p.m. and left before 2 p.m. Water and meal boxes will be distributed to passengers. This accident also causes delays on other lines. The Intercités train that left Clermont-Ferrand at 8:30 a.m. and was due to arrive in Paris at 12 p.m., for example, is immobilized on the tracks. It carries 350 passengers.

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