Car, train collide at Currency Creek

A local man was flown to hospital after his vehicle and a train collided at the crossing on Goolwa Road. Photo: File.

A local man was flown to hospital after his vehicle and a train collided at the crossing on Goolwa Road. Photo: File.

CURRENCY CREEK – A man was airlifted to Flinders Medical Centre after his car and a steam engine collided on Sunday afternoon, October 8.

Emergency services were called to the crossing on Goolwa Road near the intersection of Alexandrina just before 2.50pm, where a Toyota Prado and the 621 locomotive had collided.

An SA Police spokeswoman said the four-wheel-drive was pushed about 100 metres before the engine was able to stop.

The four-wheel-drive’s driver, a 68-year-old Goolwa South man, sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries, while his passenger, a Goolwa South woman in her 60s, was taken with minor injuries to South Coast District Hospital.

There were no passengers on board the engine at the time.

It is understood the 621 had hauled a charter train from Mount Barker to Strathalbyn, then travelled to Goolwa to turn around and it was returning to Strathalbyn when the accident occurred. 

Investigations by Rail Safety Officers and SAPOL are taking place – anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestoppers.sa.com.au 

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