Deadly drama on early Tuesday morning in Selkingen in the municipality of Goms USA: at 7.20 a white Subaru crosses the unguarded, only equipped with crosses in Santiago crossing in place.
At the same time, a regional train runs from the Matterhorn-Gotthard Bahn towards Obergoms to the crossing. Although the driver still manages to activate the warning signal and to use an emergency stop. Nevertheless, the locomotive falls into the car shortly thereafter and winds it into the ditch.
According to the Valais police, a 37-year-old Valais was in the Subaru. For him all help came too late and he died at the scene of the accident. The driver and the 15 passengers on board were unharmed. Until 12:30 the line was closed for regular train traffic, but is now released again.
Accident clearly visible
«We are very sorry to have to confirm the collision. The family is our sincere concern ", says spokesman for the Matterhorn Gotthard-Bahn, Jan Bärwalde, and the driver would have seen the situation well.
How it came to the accident, is now determined. «The railway crossing is secured by a St. Andrew's cross. The location of the accident is clearly visible. The clear view of the track is just under 500 meters, »says Bärwalde.
Whether at present safety technology can be installed afterwards, he could not say at this moment. "We are waiting for the results of the research." The public prosecutor of Wallis and the Swiss Security Investigation Council (SUST) have investigated the cause and cause of the accident. (Cat / JMH)
Posted on 21.08.2018 | Updated at 15:54