Rail safety investigations & reports

Fatal Level Crossing Collision - Virginia, SA, 16 November 2007

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At approximately 0935 on 16 November 2007 a small passenger van drove into the path of a Patrick Portlink freight train (6117) at the Moloney Road passive level crossing (Figure 1) near Virginia in SA. As a result of the collision, the two occupants in the van were fatally injured. The locomotive crew were shaken but not hurt. The train sustained minor damage but the van was destroyed.

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General details
Date: 16 November 2007   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: CST    
Location: Virginia    
State: South Australia    
Release date: 14 July 2008   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Train details

Train details
Train registration Train 6117  
Type of operation Freight Train  
Damage to train Minor  
Departure point Adelaide, SA  
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 0 0 2 2
Total: 0 0 2 2
Last update 23 November 2010