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Teen Charged following Train Collision with Trailer in Vineyard

Jan 30, 2024

A teenager is set to face charges in a children’s court following an incident last week when a passenger train collided with a trailer on railway tracks in Sydney’s north-west.

Emergency services responded to the incident on Level Crossing Road at Vineyard, south of Windsor, around 5am last Thursday (25 January 2024). They found a citybound train had struck a trailer at low speed.

Photo Credit: Oakville Fire Brigade

Despite the collision, all 29 passengers on the train escaped unharmed, and the driver underwent a precautionary check by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

After investigations conducted by detectives from Hawkesbury Police Area Command, a 16-year-old boy was apprehended at Penrith Police Station at approximately 4 pm yesterday (Monday, 29 January 2024).

The teenager faces a total of 13 charges, including:

Doing an act with intent to kill or injure a person on the railway
Possession of a prohibited drug (methyl amphetamine)
Possession of equipment for administering prohibited drugs
Recklessly dealing with proceeds of crime
Possession of goods suspected to be stolen
Driving a motor vehicle during a disqualification period (three counts)
Larceny (two counts)
Stealing a motor vehicle (three counts).

The teenager was denied bail and is scheduled to appear in a children’s court later today.

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