New TAIC inquiry - freight train and hi-rail, South Otago

24 Apr 2020
snip of Google maps terrain view depicting accident area in S Otago
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TAIC has opened an inquiry - RO-2020-102 - into a rail accident in which a freight train collided with a hi-Rail vehicle at about 3:05pm on 24 April 2020, on the main south-line between Milton and Henley, near Dunedin. 

The occupant of the hi-Rail vehicle exited the vehicle prior to impact and was not injured. 

The hi-Rail vehicle was substantially damaged.

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission opens an inquiry when it believes the circumstances of an accident or incident have - or are likely to have - significant implications for transport safety, or when the inquiry may allow the Commission to make findings or recommendations to improve transport safety.


[As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings].