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Three hospitalised after train and car collide

Three people remain in hospital after suffering serious injuries when their car collided with a train in the state’s Hunter region yesterday.

Just after 4.30pm on Tuesday, emergency services responded to reports a passenger train and a Toyota Tarago had collided at a rural rail crossing at Wallarobba, about 15km south of Dungog.

“Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended and commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash,” NSW Police said in a statement.

Officers from Fire and Rescue NSW, the Rural Fire Service, NSW Ambulance paramedics and Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Inspectors also attended.

“The 59-year-old female driver and another 65-year-old female passenger sustained serious injuries,” police said.

A 65-year-old male passenger was thrown from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries.

“They were all treated at the scene by paramedics before being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital where they remain in a serious condition.”

There were no injuries to the train driver or the nine passengers.

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