A bus that was not carrying a passenger was "cut in two" Tuesday morning in Cevins (Savoie) during a collision with a passenger train, causing one serious injury and three minor injuries, we learned from sources. prefectural and judicial.
The facts took place around 7 a.m. "near the station" of the town when the vehicle, for an undetermined reason, found itself "stopped on the level crossing" at the arrival of a train providing the link Albertville-Bourg-Saint-Maurice, the prefecture said in a statement.
Under the violence of the impact, the vehicle, "which was only occupied by its driver", was "cut in two", specified the Albertville prosecutor's office, which did not indicate whether the driver was among the injured.
Train traffic interrupted
A total of 47 people were involved in the accident: they were "sheltered in a nearby room", according to the prefecture.
“Train traffic is interrupted between Albertville and Bourg-Saint-Maurice.
[…] The resumption of traffic will take place during the day on Friday, because the accident damaged the electrical installations on the tracks, ”said the SNCF on Twitter.
🔸 The resumption of traffic between Albertville and Bourg Saint Maurice will take place on Friday, as the accident damaged the electrical installations on the tracks.
🔸 Replacement cars have been set up between Albertville and Bourg Saint Maurice.
– SNCF TER AURA (@SNCFTERAURA) January 24, 2023
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According to the prefecture, catenaries were damaged by the accident.
Substitute coaches have been set up between the two cities, she added.
Fifty firefighters from Sdis (Departmental Fire and Rescue Service), two SMUR teams, the gendarmes as well as the SNCF teams were mobilized to the site of the accident, the prefecture further indicated, welcoming their action "for a rapid return to normal".
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