Truck driver killed, 25 hurt in TGV train collision

19th December 2007, Comments 0 comments

Truck driver was killed and 25 rail passengers injured

   LYON, France, December 19, 2007 - A French truck driver was killed and 25 rail passengers injured on Tuesday when a high-speed TGV train collided with a lorry in eastern France, local officials said.

   The Paris-Geneva train rammed into the truck on a level crossing near the
eastern town of Tossiat, at around 9:30 am (0830 GMT), killing the driver,
seriously injuring one passenger and lightly injuring 24 others.

   Officials said the crash involved an exceptionally large truck, used for a
one-off transport operation.

(AFP)

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