24 Jun 2009

Two dead, one injured in collision at train crossing

10:02 pm on 24 June 2009

Two people have died and one is seriously injured after a train and car collided at a non-alarmed crossing in Mid-Canterbury.

The collision happened just before 2pm on Wednesday at Hatfield, near Rakaia.

A man suffered moderately serious injuries and is in Christchurch Hospital.

The driver of the freight train was not hurt and was able to call for help.