Christchurch bus crash underneath investigation

The Transport Accident Investigation Fee (TAIC) is at present investigating a collision between a freight practice and a bus in Christchurch.

On Monday, a bus was reported to have handed the Selwyn Road degree crossing in Christchurch in entrance of a shifting practice from Middleton to Lyttelton.

It’s reported that the incident occurred round 14:30, the practice was shifting in an easterly route.

There are not any lifeless or injured.

Performing Chief Accident Investigator Naveen Kozhuppakalam mentioned the fee was asking for a listening to from anybody who noticed or recorded what occurred.

“We’re eager to listen to from anybody who could have filmed this incident at 2:30 p.m. Monday on their automotive sprint cam, or from native enterprise house owners who could have CCTV footage,” he mentioned in a press release.

In keeping with him, flashing lights, bells and boundaries on the railway crossing had been discovered to be out of order on Saturday, August 6, and allegedly didn’t work for six days after that.

“We’re additionally serious about video footage of different misses at this railroad crossing – subsequent to Champion Flour and Gasoline Station Z – from Saturday, August sixth to Thursday, August eleventh.”

Investigators’ preliminary work will embody “inspecting the locomotive and finding the bus, mapping the location, analyzing rail methods comparable to indicators, car parts, looking for any electronically recorded knowledge, and acquiring upkeep reviews.”

Kozhuppakalam mentioned they might additionally interview the practice driver, different staff and any witnesses to the accident.

Anybody with footage of the accident or who noticed it might probably contact TAIC through e-mail at [email protected].

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