Parma, train accident: minibus swoops on the train. One dead, three wounded

Parma, train accident: minibus swoops on the train. One dead, three wounded
Parma, train accident: minibus swoops on the train. One dead, three wounded

A van ended up off the road and landed on the railway line. Just at that moment, a passenger train passed and hit the vehicle. A young man died and three people were seriously injured following the impact, which took place in the very early afternoon at Pontetaro, in the province of Parma.

One victim, three injured

According to the first reconstructions, a Dobl was traveling along a country road, at a point below the A15 motorway viaduct, in Case Rosi. Suddenly, instead of making the sharp bend, he would have pulled straight on, ending up on the tracks. At the instant of the fall, a regional train from the Piacenza-Bologna section was arriving on the railway line. The impact was very strong, but the dynamics of the crash are not yet clear. From the first investigations, it would be a disabled transport van of the Emc2 Onlus, of Fontevivo, and the deceased person would be a disabled young person. On board, there would be four passengers. A seriously injured, hospitalized at the major hospital in Parma. The other two are injured but not serious. On the other hand, the passengers on the regional train were unharmed.

Dynamics to be clarified

Health aid is being carried out on the spot, arriving from Pontetaro, Noceto, Fidenza and Parma. The police, led by Commissioner Macera, are working alongside the firefighters, who intervened to free some people who were stuck and to reconstruct the dynamics of the fall. It is not clear how the vehicle could have ended up on the rails. What is known, at the moment, that he pulled straight to a curve, in fact. At the moment, ordinary rail traffic has stopped and Trenitalia is rescheduling the transport. No repercussions, however, on the high-speed network.

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November 18, 2021 (change November 18, 2021 | 16:56)

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