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Monday, March 4, 2024

Teen charged over train crash

A teenage boy will appear in a Sydney children’s court today charged after a passenger train hit a trailer on railway tracks in Sydney’s north-west last week.

Emergency services were called to Level Crossing Road at Vineyard, south of Windsor, about 5am last Thursday after a citybound train struck a trailer.

“Twenty-nine passengers on the train at the time escaped injury; the driver was checked by NSW Ambulance paramedics as a precaution,” NSW Police said in a statement.

Following inquiries by detectives attached to Hawkesbury Police Area Command, a 16-year-old boy was arrested at Penrith Police Station about 4pm on Monday.

He has now been charged with 13 offences including do act with intent to kill or injure person on railway, possess prohibited drug and three counts of theft of a vehicle.

He was refused bail to appear in a children’s court later today.

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