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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 type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Larpent  
State: Victoria  
 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: Serious 
Expected completion: February 2018  
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 31 October 2017