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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 type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: South Australia Occurrence type: Collision 
Release date: 09 November 2010  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Train details
Train registration: Train 7MP7 
Type of operation: Freight 
Damage to train: Nil 
Departure point:Melbourne, Vic
Destination:Perth, WA
 
 
 
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Last update 01 April 2011