Train crash tot es­cape

The People - - NEWS FEATURES - By Stephen Hay­ward

A DAD and his tod­dler daugh­ter had an amaz­ing es­cape yes­ter­day when a freight train hit their car on a level cross­ing.

The 16-month-old girl was res­cued from a rear seat of the wrecked Peu­geot 307 by passers-by.

Her father and an­other adult in the car were taken to hos­pi­tal but are thought to be un­harmed. Po­lice have ar­rested the driver on sus­pi­cion of dan­ger­ous driv­ing af­ter the ac­ci­dent at Trim­ley St Martin, Suf­folk.

Res­cuer Lloyd Wel­ham, 48, said: “I got the baby out and passed her across the car­riages to some­one.”

His fi­ancee Kerry Donoghue, 46, who also went to help, said: “All the windows were smashed and the air bags had gone off. How she es­caped with­out a scratch is un­be­liev­able.”

MANGLED: Crashed car

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