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Austria: 5 killed as train hits car at railroad crossing

Austria: Police say 5 people killed as car driver fails to stop at railroad crossing

Austria: 5 killed as train hits car at railroad crossing

BERLIN (AP) -- Police in Austria say five people were killed when their car was hit by a train at a railroad crossing.

The crash happened late Friday in Gaisberg, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Vienna.

Police said in a statement Saturday that the 26-year-old driver failed to stop at an unsecured railroad crossing despite an approaching train.

The car driver, a 32-year-old woman and three children were killed. Three other children were seriously injured and taken to hospitals.

No injuries were reported on the train.


Updated : 2021-09-29 09:29 GMT+08:00