NIZHNY NOVGOROD, November 8. A passenger electric train collided with a truck in the Nizhny Novgorod region, the driver of the car was killed, the first carriage of the train derailed, reports the press service of Gorkovskaya railway.
The incident occurred on Wednesday at 15:01 at the railway crossing between the Zavolzhye and Pravdinsk stations of the Gorky Railway.
“The driver of the truck drove to the railway crossing in front of the approaching suburban electric train No. 6457 on the Zavolzhye – Nizhny Novgorod route. The driver applied emergency braking, but the distance was insufficient and a collision could not be avoided. According to preliminary information, the driver of the car died as a result of the accident. The locomotive crew and passengers did not seek medical help,” the statement said.
As a result of the collision, the first carriage of the train derailed. A recovery train from the Nizhny Novgorod-Sortirovochny station was sent to the scene of the incident.
“Due to an accident, commuter trains from Nizhny Novgorod to Zavolzhye will run to Pravdinsk station, commuter trains from Zavolzhye station towards Nizhny Novgorod will depart from Pravdinsk station until restoration work is completed. From Pravdinsk station to the station Trans-Volga region passengers will be transported by buses,” the message notes.