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Pensioner's car crashes through barriers into train

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a car crashed through the barriers of a level crossing and hit a train in Berkshire. It happened shortly after six o'clock this morning in Datchet near Windsor. No one was injured, but there has been severe disruption to rail services. Kate Bunkall sends this report.


Investigation launched after car crashes on level crossing

British Transport Police say they are investigating an incident at a level crossing near Datchet in which a car was involved in a collision with an empty train at around 6am.

The train was not in service at the time and it's understood that there were no injuries to the driver or guard on board.

Trains are not currently running between Windsor & Eton Riverside and Staines and replacement road transport is in operation for passengers. Customers can also use First Great Western services on any reasonable routes. This is expected to continue for most of the morning.

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