Driver lucky to survive train collision with only minor injuries

A 47-year-old motorist in the area of Písek, South Bohemia, was lucky to escape with only minor injuries after failing to heed warning lights at a local train crossing and colliding with an express train, news website idnes has reported. The collision affected only the back of the car; 25 people on the train were unhurt. The accident took place on Saturday morning and transport along the route was stopped for several hours. An inspection team from Czech Railways is looking into the cause of the accident; the driver explained to the police that it was likely he had been unable to see the flashing signal due to sharp sunlight. Transport on the route has since resumed.

Author: Jan Velinger