4×4 Driver injured in collision with train

A teenager from Belfast was flown to hospital with serious injuries after a train with nine passengers hit his car at a level crossing.

The collision happened at the unmanned Little Genoch level crossing near to the village of Dungrait in Dumfries and Galloway. 

The 18-year-old man was the driver and only person inside the Mitsubushi Shogun 4×4 which Police say was extensively damaged in the accident. 

The driver was airlifted from the scene to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow with serious injuries. 

The driver of the train and a passenger of the train were also treated for shock at the scene, however it is believed that the other eight on board walked away from the incident uninjured.

Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary confirmed that there would be an investigation in to the cause of the incident. 

A spokesperson said, “At this time the male driver of the vehicle has been removed from the scene by ambulance with what are described as serious injuries. An investigation will be carried out into what happened.”

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