Several injured as Sydney-bound train derails: 'Really sad'

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A Sydney-bound train has been derailed after it collided with a car, leaving several passengers injured.

Three people, including the driver, have been taken to Wollongong hospital after the incident at Kembla Grange station shortly after 4am.

A NSW Ambulance spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia their injuries are minor, with two passengers suffering "cuts and bruises", while the train driver had back and abdominal pain.

The train's front carriage was flipped onto its side. Source: Fire and Rescue NSW
The train's front carriage was flipped onto its side. Source: Fire and Rescue NSW

The driver was briefly trapped in the train, the spokesperson added.

There were a total of nine passengers on the train at the time of the collision.

The vehicle involved is understood to have been abandoned on the tracks with police on scene investigating the circumstances.

The NSW Secretary of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union Alex Claassens told Channel Seven's Sunrise the crash happened on a curved, high-speed section of track meaning the driver's view ahead was limited.

“It is a really sad situation,” he said.

The incident happened at Kembla Grange station. Source: Fire and Rescue NSW
The incident happened at Kembla Grange station. Source: Fire and Rescue NSW

Images shared by Fire and Rescue NSW show the front carriage completely detached and on its side.

A passenger named Nick told 2GB it felt like they were on a trampoline and it was lucky there were no serious injuries.

"We were just bouncing up and down," he said.

The incident is set to cause further delays on a day strike action is planned by train drivers.

The crash has inflicted substantial damage to the overhead wiring and associated infrastructure, which is likely to have impacts on services for the day.

Police will address the media at 10am about the incident.

Police are investigating how the car came to be on the tracks. Source: ABC
Police are investigating how the car came to be on the tracks. Source: ABC

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