Barendrecht train accident

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In the Barendrecht train accident of 24 September 2009 near Barendrecht, Netherlands two freight trains collided head-on. One of the drivers was killed, the other was seriously injured. A passenger train narrowly avoided colliding with the freight trains by making an emergency stop; it was slightly damaged when it struck debris. One train with oil and gasoline caught fire, but this caused no injuries, as all the citizens living near the tracks were evacuated when the fire started. The cause of the accident was subsequently determined to be one of the freight trains passing a red signal, very probably due to the driver having been taken ill.

See also

  • List of rail accidents (2000–present)

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