Emergency crews at the scene.

Cement lorry jack-knifes on to commuter train

Published:  05 November, 2010

SURREY: Several people were injured when a cement mixer lorry fell from a bridge and landed on a train at Oxshott, BBC News London reported.

The vehicle landed on coaches of the 15.05 South West Trains passenger service from Guildford to London Waterloo just after 15.00GMT.

A British Transport Police spokesman said 36 people were on the train, four of whom suffered minor injuries. The lorry driver was believed to be more seriously hurt.

The lorry is believed to have struck the fourth carriage of the eight carriage train, punching a large hole in the metal roof. Emergency services arrived at the scene, including six ambulances from the South East Coast Ambulance Service.

A Network Rail spokesman said: "So far there are no reports of fatalities though it is believed there are several people injured." The incident took place on a branch line, and was unlikely to result in major disruption.

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