Two hospitalised after rail crossing collision

Two men have been hospitalised after a two vehicle collision at a rail crossing on the New England Highway on Sunday morning. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

By Jeremy Cook

A man has been hospitalised and another airlifted to Brisbane after a vehicle collided with a rail car at a railway crossing north of Stanthorpe on Sunday.

Emergency services were called to reports of a collision at a rail crossing along the New England Highway in The Summit, approximately 10 kilometres north of Stanthorpe, just before 11.30am on 24 March.

According to police, a vehicle towing an unoccupied horse float had struck a rail maintenance vehicle at the crossing next to Taggart Road.

A QAS spokesman said two men were hospitalised as a result of the incident.

Paramedics transported one of the men to Warwick Hospital with serious injuries, the spokesman said, before later airlifting him to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

According to the spokesman, paramedics took another man with leg injuries to Stanthorpe Hospital.

The Forensic Crash Unit have launched investigations into the incident.