Train driver in Salisbury crash suffered 'life-changing injuries'

The man remains in a stable condition in hospital and his family have been informed. Credit: PA Images

The driver of one of the trains involved in the Salisbury collision on Sunday evening is believed to have life-changing injuries.

Superintendent Lisa Garrett, British Transport Police, spoke at a press conference and said the man remains in a stable condition in hospital and his family have been informed.

She also said: "We are keeping an open mind but at this early stage, there has been nothing to suggest the train struck an object or that there was any significant delay between the trains colliding and then one derailing."

British Transport Police detectives are continuing their investigation into a train collision in Salisbury in Wiltshire.

  • Superintendent Lisa Garrett, British Transport Police:

  • ITV Meridian spoke to Christian Wolmar, a rail expert, about how the incident could have happened:

Stacey Hunter, chief executive of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, said the people they treated had "soft tissue injuries" consistent with passengers falling as the incident happened.

She confirmed the driver was not one of the people being treated as Salisbury Hospital.

She also said the hospital called on additional help last night from an emergency department consultant and a senior nurse.

"But thankfully due to the nature of the injuries of the people that we received being minor we didn't have to do any more than that," she said.

  • Passenger Angela Mattingly was travelling one of the trains when they collided:

"We had offers of help from lots of our staff and again, I'm grateful to everybody that offered to come in and help us."

She added: "Colleagues are really relieved on behalf of everybody that was travelling on the train and everybody that was working on the train last night that the injuries haven't been life threatening and too serious.

"I'm again really pleased that it was something our team was able to deal with really quite quickly."

  • Stacey Hunter, chief executive, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust: