Rail safety investigations & reports

Collision between train 7MP7 and person near Nantawarra, SA, 22 May 2010

Investigation number:
RO-2010-005
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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At about 1303 on Saturday 22 May 2010, freight train 7MP7 collided with a young male child on the track adjacent to a level crossing near Nantawarra in the mid-north of South Australia. The child was fatally injured as a result of the collision. The investigation found that prior to the collision the child had wandered away from the family home and had unknowingly placed himself in a place of extreme danger on the railway track and there was little the train drivers could do to avoid the collision.

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General details
Date: 22 May 2010   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1303 CST    
Location   (show map): near Nantawarra   Investigation level: Complex  
State: South Australia    
Release date: 09 November 2010    
Report status: Final   Occurrence category: Accident  
  Highest injury level: Fatal  

Train details

Train details
Train registration Train 7MP7  
Type of operation Freight  
Damage to train Nil  
Departure point Melbourne, Vic  
Destination Perth, WA  
Last update 14 November 2018