More than 20 hurt as train hits car and derails

Around 20 people were hurt on Wednesday morning, at least one very seriously, when a regional commuter train hit a car on a rail crossing, came off the rails and then turned over, landing in a garden in southern Germany.

More than 20 hurt as train hits car and derails
Photo: DPA

There were around 50 people in the train when it hit the car on the crossing at Kellmünz on the Ulm-Memmingen line in Bavaria, police said in a statement. The accident happened at around 7am.

The badly damaged train kept running for around 100 metres, until part of it came off the tracks and turned over, landing in a front garden.

The woman whose car was hit was badly injured, and fire fighters had to cut her out of the wreckage, while around 20 people in the train were also hurt. One man was thrown from the train and was seriously injured.

More than 40 rescue vehicles as well as four helicopters were used to take the injured to hospitals.

The train line was closed.

The Local/hc

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