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At about 1544, a semi-trailer travelling south along Phalps Road, Larpent, Victoria collided with a passenger train travelling from Southern Cross Station, Melbourne to Warrnambool, Victoria. The train was carrying 99 passengers at the time of the incident. The locomotive and the four passenger cars derailed and the truck was heavily damaged in the collision. The level crossing was controlled by stop signs. The truck driver, train driver, conductor and 18 passengers were injured in the incident.

The Office of the Chief Investigator Transport Safety (Vic) is investigating this occurrence under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

General details
Date: 13 July 2016 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1544 EST Investigation phase: Final report: Internal review 
Location   (show map):Larpent Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Victoria Occurrence type: Level Crossing 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Accident 
Anticipated completion: 1st Quarter 2019 Highest injury level: Serious 
Train details
Line operator: V/Line Pty Ltd 
Train operator: V/Line Pty Ltd 
Train registration: 8753 
Type of operation: Passenger 
Sector: Passenger - regional 
Damage to train: Substantial 
Departure point:Southern Cross Station, Vic.
Destination:Warrnambool, Vic.
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Last update 26 September 2018