THE DRIVER of a lorry that was hit by a train at a crossing in Poland has been charged with causing a “traffic catastrophe”.
The driver ignored signs banning heavy loads from the unguarded railway crossing.
The flat-bed lorry got stuck across the tracks and was hit by a fast train carrying 300 passengers while the lorry driver was looking for help. Eighteen people were taken to hospital, seven with life-threatening injuries.
In line with Poland’s privacy regulations, the 31 year-old driver has only been named as Tomasz Ch. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.