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Car hit by train

  • Car hit by train

Car hits train in Bairnsdale

Appeal for witnesses

From Victoria Police

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a train and car in Bairnsdale last night.

The incident occurred at a Ligar Street crossing abround 6.30pm.

The two occupants in the car were trapped for some time before being cut free by emergency services.

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The 19-year-old female driver, from Bairnsdale, was airlifted to hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The 17-year-old male passenger, from Bairnsdale, was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.

None of the 38 passengers on board the V/Line Traralgon-bound train reported any injuries.

The train line will remain closed until this morning while police investigate the cause of the collision.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au