Train accident near Winterthur claims seriously injured – TOP ONLINE

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For reasons that have not yet been clarified, the car driver got onto the SBB railroad tracks late Monday evening around 10.30 p.m.  The  woman and her vehicle got caught between two SBB trains that were traveling in the opposite direction, the Zurich canton police said. © www.de24.news The re was only a distance of 80 centimeters between the trains. © www.de24.news The  car was completely destroyed.
© www.de24.news The  woman was trapped in her car. After the rescue by the fire brigade, the seriously injured woman was driven to a hospital in an ambulance. Around 80 train passengers who were uninjured were evacuated. © www.de24.news The y were taken on by buses. © www.de24.news The  two train drivers were also uninjured.
Car jumped off the rails
An Interregio from St. Gallen and an Intercity from Zurich were affected by the collision. Upon impact, the first car or the axle jumped off the tracks. © www.de24.news The  collision caused considerable damage to the trains and the roadway.
That night, the SBB started to put the trains back on track and repair the track. Due to the necessary work, the route remains closed. How long the interruption will last cannot be said yet, said an SBB spokesman. © www.de24.news The  two trains have since been transported to Winterthur. Experts are now investigating whether there has been damage to the track system or whether gasoline has leaked from the car.

Restrictions in rail traffic: Zurich HB – St. Gallen https://t.co/Uo8FcmjAoa

– Railinfo SBB. (@railinfo_sbb) February 22, 2021

© www.de24.news The  east-west axis between Zurich and St. Gallen is one of the most heavily traveled connections in Swiss rail traffic. Redirections have been set up until further notice:
Travelers from Zurich HB, Zurich Airport and Winterthur to Gossau SG, St. Gallen and Romanshorn travel via Weinfelden.
Travelers from Zurich HB to Rorschach and St. Margrethen SG travel via Weinfelden.
Replacement journey: Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof – Elgg, Bahnhof
Search for the cause of the accident
© www.de24.news The re is no level crossing at the accident site. © www.de24.news The  police are now clarifying the course of the accident. She is also looking for witnesses.
Call for witnesses: People who made relevant observations on Monday evening (February 22nd, 21st), between 10.15pm and 10:25pm, in the area of ​​the railway line between Schottikon and Elgg, are asked to contact the Zurich canton police, Winterthur traffic train, phone 052 / 208 17 00, to contact.





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