Suffolk

Boy critical after crash on Suffolk level crossing

A 10-year-old boy was critically injured when a car he was in was hit by a train on a level crossing in Suffolk.

The collision happened on the East Suffolk line between Beccles and Oulton Broad at 2037 BST, British Transport Police (BTP) said.

Suffolk Fire Service were called to the scene as it was feared some of the 60 people on board the National Express East Anglia train were trapped.

Crews found there were no injuries and everyone was led to safety.

The boy, who was a passenger in the car believed to have been driven by his grandfather, received serious head injuries and was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston.

His condition is described as critical but stable.

A BTP spokeswoman said: "An investigation into the circumstances of the incident is now under way and BTP would like to hear from anyone with information about the collision."

Passengers from the train were taken by buses to their destinations.

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