RO-2020-101

The wreckage of the truck at the scene of the accident. [Image © Stuff]
The wreckage of the truck at the scene of the accident. [Image © Stuff]
Passenger train and road vehicle, collision, Mulcocks Road level crossing, 10 February 2020
Status
Current
Occurrence Date
Jurisdiction
NZ
The driver of a truck was fatally injured when it collided with the Coastal Pacific passenger train at a level crossing where Mulcocks Road joins State Highway 71 between Kaiapoi and Rangiora at about 0733 local time on 10 February 2020. The train was travelling from Christchurch to Picton. The level crossing was equipped with flashing lights and bells. [As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings].
Safety for road vehicles and pedestrians at level crossings is a TAIC Watchlist item
Location
Mulcocks Road level crossing (-43.354818,172.626216) [may be approximate]