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At about 1535 on Saturday 1 August 2009, the lead locomotive of Pacific National (PN) freight train 5PM5 collided with a utility motor vehicle at the Bumbunga level crossing in South Australia (SA).

The utility vehicle was seriously damaged as a result of the collision and the male driver and a female passenger were fatally injured.

The train driver was uninjured. The lead locomotive of the train incurred minor damage, mainly to the headstock/pilot at the front of locomotive. The track and level crossing infrastructure incurred moderate damage that consisted of damaged rail fasteners and gouging of the road surface at the level crossing.

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General details
Date: 01 August 2009 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1535 CST  
Location   (show map):Bumbunga Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Level Crossing 
Release date: 24 May 2010  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Train details
Train registration: Train 5PM5 
Type of operation: Freight Train 
Damage to train: Minor 
Departure point:Perth WA
Destination:Melbourne VIC
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Last update 14 November 2018