Essex

Stanford-le-Hope train track car crash driver arrested

Crashed car on c2c train track Image copyright c2c
Image caption A car crash on train tracks near Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, caused several hours of rail delays

A motorist crashed through a fence and onto a train track, causing several hours of delays for passengers.

Emergency services were called to the line near Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, at about 21:30 GMT on Monday.

A tow truck had to be called to remove the car, which was stuck on the track. No one was trapped or badly hurt.

The 18-year-old driver was arrested at the scene on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, driving without insurance and careless driving.

Train operator c2c apologised for delays to passengers.

It said services were disrupted for about three hours while the car was removed and Network Rail engineers examined the track and repaired the fence.

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