The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has commenced a transport safety investigation into a level crossing collision on Monday afternoon 22 February 2021, at Yarri Road, Parkeston WA.
A road-train truck had driven into the path of freight train 2C74, resulting in collision and derailment of the train’s lead locomotive. Active level crossing equipment (flashing lights) were reported to be operating. The locomotive and truck were substantially damaged, with the two train crew sustaining serious injuries and the truck driver sustaining minor injuries.
As part of the investigation, ATSB transport safety investigators will examine imagery of the accident site, analyse available recorded data, and interview involved parties.
A report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation. However, should any critical safety issues be identified at any stage during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken.
|Date:||22 February 2021||Investigation status:||Active|
|Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Parkeston||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Serious|
|Anticipated completion:||4th Quarter 2021|
|Type of operation||Freight|
|Damage to train||Substantial|