Photo Daniel Harkin / Daily Mercury
Photo Daniel Harkin / Daily Mercury Daniel Harkin

UPDATE: Truck was stuck on train tracks when they collided

UPDATE 5.30PM: Police said, the truck was reportedly stuck on the train track when it the collision happened.

UPDATE 3PM: A Queensland Rail spokeswoman said the train line through Calen, North Queensland had been re-opened.

UPDATE 1PM: Queensland Rail will investigate the crash, police said.

"There has been an incident involving a freight train which consisted of 25 carriages and a large goods vehicle," Queensland Fire and Emergency Service Mackay station officer John Flat said.

"We are not sure how the incident occurred at this stage, but it will be investigated by Queensland Rail.

"Fortunately there have been no injuries at this incident, but members of the public need to be very cautious of crossings especially if the red lights are flashing."

Queensland Rail have confirmed that all trains have been suspended through Calen, North Queensland, a Queensland Rail spokeswoman said.  

The train is a freight train operated by Pacific National.  

The rail crossings lights were functional at the time of the accident and they have not been damaged.  

There will be a full investigation into the accident.

 

Truck and train collide at crossing on Mt Pelion Rd.
Truck and train collide at crossing on Mt Pelion Rd. Daniel Harkin

 

UPDATE: No one was injured in a crash between a truck and train today.

EARLIER: A truck and train crashed just before the Calen range, Calen on the Bruce Hwy.  

The incident happened at 11.15am with initial reports that two people have received minor injuries.  

Police and ambulance services are yet to arrive.    

More to come.



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