Sydney train crash sends passengers flying, injures 16
- Author: Adam Floyd Jan 23, 2018,
Jan 23, 2018, 1:30
Photos from the scene showed passengers being treated by emergency services and the carriages stained with blood.
Three choppers, 17 ambulance crews and Fire & Rescue teams raced to the scene.
Sydney Trains chief executive Howard Collins said it was a new Waratah train that hit the buffer on platform 2 at Richmond station.
An investigation is under way after more than a dozen people were injured in a Sydney train crash.
Passenger Jaiden Ruttley, who was towards the back of the train, said it felt like "the whole train had lifted up in the air".
"Just witnessed a horrifying train crash at Richmond station".
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He said the train came in at speed and hit the buffer and rebounded.
A protection order has been placed on the train, which will see it remain in the hands of investigators until they have completed a thorough examination. He said the train did not appear to brake.
One passenger was believed to suffer spinal injuries.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Office of Transport Safety and the Office of National Rail Safety Regulator are investigating the incident.
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"Our main priority obviously given today is getting to the bottom of what has occurred here, and as I said, our thoughts are with those who were injured".