RO-2020-103

Photo of the level crossing where this accident occurred
the level crossing where this accident occurred / Google
Locomotive and bus, Clevely Line level crossing, between Bunnythorpe and Palmerston North, 16 September 2020
Status
Current
Occurrence Date
Jurisdiction
NZ
The circumstances reported to date are that a bus with passengers struck a locomotive at Clevely Line level crossing between Palmerston North and BunnyThorpe.

The bus driver was fatally injured as a result of the accident.

It is reported that the level crossing was protected with flashing lights and bells.

[As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings]
Location
between Bunnythorpe and Palmerston North (-40.290300,175.632500) [may be approximate]