Driver hurled clear of car in collision with train

A DRIVER had a lucky escape when his car was hit by a train at a level crossing at the Kyogle Golf Club.

Police believe the 33-year-old man was doing a security check at the Golf Club, and drove on to an overpass directly in front of a southbound goods train about 12.40am on Sunday.

The train was doing about 60kmh when it struck the driver's side of the vehicle.

It catapulted the vehicle off the tracks, and the driver was thrown about 10m from the car.

The incident was attended by the police, ambulance, SES and NSW Fire Brigade.

The injured driver was treated at the scene and taken to Lismore Base Hospital. His injuries included a broken collar bone, minor cuts and bruising, but they were not considered life-threatening.

Police warn people to always be careful when driving across railway crossings.



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