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Vintage car falls from trailer, blocks railway crossing

The damaged barricade and train light signal at the Finnie level crossing.
The damaged barricade and train light signal at the Finnie level crossing. Kevin Farmer

A SNAPPED tie-down strap is understood to be the cause of a tow trailer fishtailing and colliding with an oncoming car on the Drayton Connection Rd at Finnie Saturday morning.

Emergency services were called to the level train crossing about 8.15am with reports of a crash and damage to the train warning lights and barricade.

A police spokesman said investigations found a vintage EH Holden car in immaculate condition was being towed on a trailer behind a car headed south on the road when a strap snapped.

It caused the car to move and unevenly distribute the weight on the trailer when it swung into the path of an oncoming car.

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"The vehicle on the back (of the trailer) dropped its rear wheels over the edge of the trailer," the spokesman said.

He said the trailer "fishtailed" before the vintage car fell off the trailer and came to rest across the rail lines. No-one was injured in the incident.

Queensland Rail was informed of the incident which in turn advised there were no trains scheduled for travel along the line at the time.

It was cleared for traffic within an hour of the incident.

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