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.
|Date:||01 August 2009||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||1535 CST||Investigation level:||Complex - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Release date:||24 May 2010|
|Report status:||Final||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Train registration||Train 5PM5|
|Type of operation||Freight Train|
|Damage to train||Minor|
|Departure point||Perth WA|