Train collision leaves thirteen injured

10-11-2008

A train collision in the eastern Bohemian region of Havlíčkobrodsko at 12:55 Monday has led to thirteen injuries. The collision occurred between a freight train and a small passenger train carrying fifteen passengers – the reasons for the collision remain unclear, though a signalling error is believed to be one possible cause, although some witnesses have suggested that the freight train was in an incorrect location prior to the accident. Further details suggest both trains were moving in opposite direction on the same single track line near a train station. Seven people were taken to hospital following the accident, with two said to be in a serious state.