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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.

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