Man's legs impaled in train crash horror

A MAN was impaled through both thighs when his car was in collision with a train on a level crossing.

A MAN was impaled through both thighs when his car was in collision with a train on a level crossing.

The 25-year-old was impaled with a wooden post in the crash this morning on a level crossing near North Walsham, Norfolk.

The car, a dark coloured Hyundai Getz, was flung 30 yards from the crossing by the force of the impact.

An ambulance spokesperson said: “He was conscious and breathing but his injuries were serious. He has been impaled through both femurs with a wooden fence post.”

Speaking at the scene, Inspector Ian Smart of the British Transport Police said: “He has life changing injuries.

“The fire brigade did a good job and got him out of the car. He had to be cut free.

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“The car is about 30 yards away from the crossing in a field as a result of the impact.”

The air ambulance attended the scene but the man was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital by land ambulance as his injuries were not life threatening. His parents are with him at hospital.

The train involved was the 8.54am National Express East Anglia service from North Walsham to Norwich, which was travelling at about 60mph.

It was carrying 64 passengers when it crashed. No injuries to passengers have been reported but one woman was left shaken after the incident.

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