SCT Dooen Intermodal service involved in level crossing incident at Vite Vite

 
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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
EL61 was we believe the lead locomotive.

Two persons from the truck are said to be trapped with injuries while a train driver is believed to have sustained facial injuries.

The collision has taken place on Vite Vite Road at Mercers Road.

Trains expected through the area would probably be 7PM9 currently at the border.  Next down would probably be the MP9

SCT Dooen Intermodal service involved in level crossing incident at Vite Vite

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Emergency services are responding to a train accident involving a truck in Vite Vite.

Two persons from the truck are said to be trapped with injuries while a train driver is believed to have sustained facial injuries.

The collision has taken place on Vite Vite Road at Mercers Road.

An Ambulance Victoria spokesperson has confirmed, paramedics are treating two people.
  Michelle12 Moderator Photo Overlord

Location: Melbourne
Other locos were EL55 and SCT011
  8502 Assistant Commissioner

What is the status of the level crossing at Vite Vite don't truck drivers like stopping at Crossing Lights?



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  qldchook Locomotive Driver

Who would be a train driver? Every day at the mercy of irresponsible driver behavior at level crossings. Looks like these two train drivers have had a lucky escape this time.

How many more incidents like this need to happen before the authorities wake up and start throwing the book at those responsible for incidents such as this?
  splod Junior Train Controller

Location: Darwin, NT
What is the status of the level crossing at Vite Vite don't truck drivers like stopping at Crossing Lights?



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8502
No crossing lights on the Mercer Rd LX (or Vite Vite Rd LX for that matter) according to Google Streetview in 2008.  

Sight lines to the East are blocked by a windbreak of eucalypts, but as this was an Up service, I assume the train was heading that way instead and sight lines to the West are over open grassland.

Beats me why they didn't look and stop - I agree, the authorities should throw the book at truck drivers involved in these and similar incidents more often.
  greasyrhys Chief Commissioner

Location: MacDonald Park, SA
Hope the crew recovers, very frustrating that some road drivers have little to no patience & try to beat a train over a crossing
  GheringhapLoop GEEWONG

Location: Gheringhap Vic 3331
EL55 was activated last evening appearing on the radar confirming the train has not moved through to Gheringhap yet.  Vite Vite still the location.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
7921/7922 has not run since the accident are SCT short now of locos?
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I am a bit confused by something:

This collision happened 2 days ago, on Tuesday afternoon. Yet according to Gheringhap Loop's sightings page, the Western SG line through Gheringhap wasn't affected until today (Thursday) With a total of 14 Standard Gauge movements through Gheringhap yesterday (Wednesday) and next to none today due to the recovery of the damaged train.

How does that work?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
SCT011(LEL) on 7921V Down Horsham Goods to Dooen via Gheringhap 28-5-2021.

http://dams.omni.com.au:8080/razuna/assets/2/0D406BA0190041D7A85FE319A6D934D4/vid/81C7A2E9D67342229EB7AAAF06ADE70A/01_20210528064559.mp4

The Dooen is back up and running.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
SCT011+SCT015+EL61+EL55 on 7922V UP SCT Dooen service via Gheringhap with damaged loco EL61 in consist on 28-5-2021

http://dams.omni.com.au:8080/razuna/assets/2/0D406BA0190041D7A85FE319A6D934D4/vid/79D6618DDC9B4FA9B6B86B34503D061A/01_20210527200957.mp4
  bruce burrow Station Staff

If the Truckies were in the wrong , they should be charged and the trucking company forced to pay for damages and costs of the disruption of freight services on the line.
Maybe I'm wrong but the trucking industry are not held enough to account for the damage they do to infrastructure and rail staff.
  GheringhapLoop GEEWONG

Location: Gheringhap Vic 3331
EL61 via the cameras showing the damage sustained.  The train was on its way to Melbourne last night

http://dams.omni.com.au:8080/razuna/assets/2/1700651EEE8F4AFAAE5BA0EB055E481F/img/FFDB3EFAC2EB408588B1E213E7E8DD6C/EL66on7922Vshowninconsistwithdamagedfront.png
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
If the Truckies were in the wrong , they should be charged and the trucking company forced to pay for damages and costs of the disruption of freight services on the line.
"bruce burrow"
"If" the truckies were in the wrong?
  DJPeters Deputy Commissioner

I know the driver of the train involved in this personally, so get well soon.

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