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Investigation of a practice and bus accident

A close to miss between a freight practice and a bus in Christchurch is now beneath investigation by the Transport Accident Investigation Fee (TAIC).

On Monday, a bus is claimed to have gone over the extent crossing at Selwyn Road in Christchurch in entrance of a transferring practice touring from Middleton to Lyttelton.

The incident was reported to have occurred at about 2.30pm and the practice was touring eastbound.

There have been no deaths or accidents.

Appearing chief accident investigator Naveen Kozhuppakalam mentioned the fee is asking to listen to from anybody who noticed or recorded what occurred.

“We want to hear from anybody who caught this incident on their car’s sprint cam at 2.30pm on Monday, or native enterprise house owners who could have CCTV footage,” he mentioned in an announcement.

The crossing’s flashing lights, bells and barrier arms had been reported to be defective on Saturday, August 6 and had been believed to be out of service for six days afterwards, he mentioned.

“We’re additionally considering video footage of different close to misses on the crossing – alongside Champion Flour and the Z petrol station – between Saturday sixth August and Thursday eleventh August.”

Investigators’ preliminary work would come with “inspecting the locomotive and finding the coach, mapping the positioning, inspecting railway techniques resembling indicators, car parts, looking for any digital recorded information and acquiring upkeep information”.

Kozhuppakalam mentioned they may also interview the practice driver, different workers and any witnesses to the accident.

Anybody with a report of the accident or who witnessed it may possibly contact TAIC by electronic mail at [email protected].

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