The 4-year-old girl who died after the car she was travelling in was hit by a train at Beech Hill crossing has been named as Emma Lifsey. The driver of the vehicle, a 67-year-old woman, received serious neck injuries in the accident and is currently in hospital in Doncaster in a stable condition.
British Transport Police are investigating the circumstances of the accident and are calling on any witnesses to get in touch.
The 4-year-old girl who was in a car hit by a train in Finningley yesterday has died at Sheffield Children's Hospital.
British Transport Police have released a statement about today's rail crash near Doncaster.
It has now been confirmed that there were two people in the car - a woman and a child - and not three as previously reported by the British Transport Police.
A spokesperson said: “The car contained two occupants, a woman and a child. The child sustained serious injuries and has been airlifted to hospital in Sheffield. The driver, a woman, received minor injuries and has been taken to hospital in Doncaster.
An East Midlands Trains spokesperson said:
A woman and and a child have been seriously hurt after their car was hit by a train at a railway crossing in Finningley, South Yorkshire. The child has been airlifted to hospital. It is not thought any passengers on the train, a Lincoln to Doncaster service, were injured.
A spokesman for the British Transport Police said officers were called to the rail line at Beech Hill crossing, Spring Road, at Finningley following a report of a train striking a car.
The train is damaged but has remained upright and on the tracks. Passengers have been removed from it.