Man in hospital after Harlech train crossing incident

Accident scene The incident happened close to the town's Royal St David's Golf Club

A man has been taken to hospital after a car was hit by train at a level crossing in Gwynedd.

Emergency services were called to the line at Ffordd Newydd in Harlech on Tuesday at around 12:40 GMT.

The small crossing just before Theatr Harlech gives access to the Royal St David's Golf Club.

The man in his 80s is being treated for minor injuries at Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital in Bangor.

The crossing has gates, but no lights, and a car driver would have to open the gates themselves to cross the railway.

Train services suspended

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: "The train remained upright and on the tracks following the collision.

"The driver of the car was freed from his vehicle by colleagues from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

"It is believed there were 30 passengers on board the train, which was travelling from Harlech to Machynlleth at the time of the collision.

"There are no reported injuries at this stage among those on board."

BTP said an investigation would be launched into the cause of the incident.

Arriva Trains Wales services between Barmouth and Pwllheli were suspended after the crash but the line reopened at about 17:30.

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