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p. 1 13.1.2007
Harold LeDoux and Woody
Created in 1952 by Nicholas P.
Six die in
train smashes into car
· 150 people
injured at unmanned crossing
· Coaches crushed as they jump the tracks
· Suicide bid investigated
Juliette Jowitand Martin Bright
Sunday November 7, 2004
were killed and 150 injured last night when
a high-speed train hit a car on an isolated level crossing in Berkshire and was
London to Plymouth service smashed into the vehicle on the unmanned crossing in
the village of Ufton Nervet near Reading at 100 mph just over
half an hour after it left Paddington
station. There were around 300 people on board the train.
Emergency services were called at 6.13pm and were on the scene
a few minutes later. Local people also
went to the site of the crash when they heard the noise. A local pub sheltered
many of the casualties until they could be safely moved to hospital. Arc lights
lit the scene and a police helicopter hovered overhead to offer support.
BBC Radio 5 Live reporter Jonny Saunders, who was travelling on the train said:
'Suddenly there was
this extraordinary stopping sensation, I immediately thought someone had pulled
the emergency cord, but it carried on and on, then
came to a juddering halt. 'Suddenly
all the lights went off, screaming, shouting, we were in the pitch black,
then total chaos in the
carriage for a few moments.
'I was incredibly lucky, because the carriage I was in didn't actually go over
on its side - the one in front did and the one behind did. 'I tried to get the
hammer to break the glass, and managed to eventually get out. We were lucky in
our carriage, but there were some people who would be less lucky.'
Richard Micklewright, another passenger, told the ITV News Channel: 'There was a
lot of shuddering. I braced myself between the aisles... then it [the train]
turned on its side.
lights had gone out and people were searching for the emergency light. There was
a little bit of panic. Eventually,
somebody broke a window. There were hammers for emergencies like this. We
then all moved down and went
through the rear of the carriage.
'It was difficult to move because the carriage was at a 45 degree angle.'
Micklewright said initially
he felt a juddering which became more severe as the train derailed: 'The
carriage in front remained upright but I could see that the one after that was
at right angles to the track. It looked like a lot of carriages were strewn all
over the place.' (...)
Source : O, 7.11.2004,
latest: Greg Rusedski has bombed out in a
five-set cliffhanger against eighth seed Rainer Schuettler, of Germany.
Meanwhile, British number one Tim Henman has booked his place in the
third-round at Wimbledon after a convincing win against Ivo Heuberger, of
frontpage sub, 26.6.2004,
In a stunning, coordinated terrorist assault
on symbols of U.S. economic and military power,
two hijacked commercial
into the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center
Tuesday, destroying both in calamitous explosions,
and a third hijacked plane
plowed into the Pentagon building,
setting it afire.
Shortly afterward, a Boeing 757 crashed
of Pittsburgh, and the authorities said it, too,
appeared to have been
Skyscrapers Collapse; Huge Casualties Feared, IHT, p. 1, 12.9.2001.