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4-year-old girl dies after level crossing crash

A 4-year-old girl has died, and a 67-year-old woman has been seriously injured after their car was hit at a level crossing near Doncaster.

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Transport police statement on rail crash at Finningley

British Transport Police have released a statement about today's rail crash near Doncaster.

“BTP officers were called to the rail line at Beech Hill crossing, Springs Road, Misson Springs, Nottinghamshire, following a report of a train striking a car.

“The incident was reported to BTP at 12.35pm. Emergency services are on scene and handling the incident.

“The car contained two occupants, a woman and a child. The child, a four-year-old girl, sustained serious injuries and has been airlifted to hospital in Sheffield, where she is in intensive care.

“The driver, a 67-year-old woman, received neck injuries and bruising and has been taken to hospital in Doncaster.

“The train, a Lincoln to Doncaster service, was damaged but has remained upright and on the tracks. Passengers were removed from the train and there are no reports of injuries.

“Officers are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident, including how the vehicle came to be on the tracks. This will include establishing whether there were any witnesses to the incident, while specialist officers will also examine the scene and the car in question.

“The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) and Office of Rail Regulation have been notified.”

– A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman

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