Three killed on crossing they tried to close

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25 April 2007, MADRID - Three people were killed when a train hit a car on a level crossing in Galicia on Wednesday.

25 April 2007

MADRID - Three people were killed when a train hit a car on a level crossing in Galicia on Wednesday.

The accident happened at 1.15pm when a car was run over by a train in Concello de Valga in Pontevedra.

It seems the barriers had been lowered when the train hit the car.

José María Bello Maneiro, the mayor of the town, said local authorities had for years been trying to close the level crossing.

The victims were a father, his son and a friend of theirs. They all worked together.

The car, a white Renualt, was shunted 200 metres along the track by the train.

Bello said: "There were three cars. Two crossed over and then the barriers came down, trapping the third car which was hit by the train."

He attacked Renfe, the national train company, for the accident.

"They could have prevented the deaths of these people. We have spent years trying to get them to move it, but money reasons made them keep it. It's a disgrace," he said.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

25 April 2007

MADRID - Three people were killed when a train hit a car on a level crossing in Galicia on Wednesday.

The accident happened at 1.15pm when a car was run over by a train in Concello de Valga in Pontevedra.

It seems the barriers had been lowered when the train hit the car.

José María Bello Maneiro, the mayor of the town, said local authorities had for years been trying to close the level crossing.

The victims were a father, his son and a friend of theirs. They all worked together.

The car, a white Renualt, was shunted 200 metres along the track by the train.

Bello said: "There were three cars. Two crossed over and then the barriers came down, trapping the third car which was hit by the train."

He attacked Renfe, the national train company, for the accident.

"They could have prevented the deaths of these people. We have spent years trying to get them to move it, but money reasons made them keep it. It's a disgrace," he said.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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