Welwyn Garden City company’s cement mixer hits train

COMMUTERS escaped death after a cement mixer belonging to a WGC-based company fell off a bridge and hit a passing train.

Five people including the truck’s 35-year-old driver were injured when it ploughed through a brick wall and landed on the roof of the eight-carriage train near Oxshott in Surrey.

A spokesman for Kingman Services, a haulage firm based in Silver Court, Watchmead, remained tight-lipped about the crash and refused to confirm whether the driver was from the borough.

The driver remains in a stable condition in hospital along with a 60-year-old train passenger, the others received minor injuries.

Around 40 passengers were onboard the South West Trains service from Guildford to Waterloo when it was struck by the cement mixer.

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The lorry bounced off the roof of the passing train and came to rest on the embankment at around 3.30pm on Friday.

Surrey police superintendent Graham Head said: “The investigation into the circumstances of the lorry leaving the road is ongoing.”

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