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|"A freak road accident"|
|02/28/01 at 16:18:59|
We all have to go sometime
A freak road accident is being blamed for a train crash which claimed the lives of 13 people and injured many more.
The collision happened between a high-speed passenger train and a freight train at Great Heck near Selby, North Yorkshire, at about 0620 GMT.
It was caused when a Land Rover pulling a car on a trailer came off the M62 motorway where it crosses the East Coast main line, and slid down an embankment onto the tracks.
The southbound 0445 Newcastle to London train travelling at 125mph, hit the vehicles and derailed, skidding onto the northbound track.
Moments later, a freight train heading north loaded with 1,000 tonnes of coal, ploughed into the train at 60mph, crushing several carriages and throwing one into a field.
Another carriage landed on top of the freight wagons.
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