Coal train collision, car driver dies

According to the information released by the Department of Police of New South Wales, a man has died in a collision with a coal train in the coalfields of New South Wales Hunter Valley on Friday.

The man pronounced dead is recognized as the driver of the car which collided with an empty national coal train at the crossing of the Middle Falbrook Road near Singletown. The incident is reported to have taken place at about 9 am on Friday. According to the initial investigations, the driver of the car died at the spot and the incident took place in the surroundings of Integra mine. Further investigations of the collision are taking place in collaboration with Australian Rail Track Corporation, Upper Hunter Police, and the QR National.

One of the spokesperson of the Australian Rail Track Corporation informed the media that due to the accident taking place on the train track, the line has been blocked for movement for the time being. It will be opened for travel once again when all evidence has been collected and the track is declared cleared by the experts for movement. At the moment, the line is not being used by any passenger or freight trains. The representative also informed that it will only take a couple of hours before the reopen the line for regular movement.

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