Car And Ghan Collide At Baroota

Police are investigating how a car crashed into the Ghan yesterday afternoon at Baroota.

About 3.15pm Wednesday 17 April emergency services were called to a level crossing on Park Road, just east of the Augusta Highway, after a Mazda 3 that had been travelling east crashed into the Ghan that had been travelling north, causing the Mazda to roll.

The driver and passenger in the Mazda, both 17-year-old boys from Port Augusta, sustained minor injuries and were taken to hospital.

The train came to a stop a short distance away; thankfully the drivers and passengers were not injured. The train was able to continue on its northward journey after swapping to another locomotive.

The Mazda was towed from the scene.

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