Monday, February 6, 2006


Police car hit by coal train

`Two police officers are minus their patrol car after it was hit by a coal train following a pursuit near Newcastle early today.

Police say the incident happened at 2.45am (AEDT) when they chased a Holden Commodore with stolen registration plates in Metford, an outer suburb of Maitland. [..]

The police car became stuck on railway tracks before one officer followed the two offenders.

The other got out of the patrol car when he saw the train approaching.’

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