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Teenager charged after trailer-train incident in Vineyard

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A teenaged boy is due to appear in a children’s court today charged after a passenger train hit a trailer on railway tracks in Vineyard last week.

Emergency services were called to Level Crossing Road at Vineyard, south of Windsor, about 5am last Thursday (25 January 2024), after a citybound train struck a trailer.

Twenty-nine passengers on the train at the time escaped injury; the driver was checked by NSW Ambulance paramedics as a precaution.

Train Collides With Trailer At Level Crossing

Following inquiries by detectives attached to Hawkesbury Police Area Command, a 16-year-old boy was arrested at Penrith Police Station about 4pm yesterday (Monday 29 January 2024).

He has now been charged with 13 offences,

• Do act with intent to kill or injure person on railway

• Possess prohibited drug (methyl amphetamine)

• Possession of equipment for administering prohibited drugs

• Recklessly deal with proceeds of crime

• Goods in personal custody suspected being stolen

• Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period (three counts)

• Larceny (two counts), and

• Steal motor vehicle (three counts).

He was refused bail to appear in a children’s court later today (Tuesday 30 January 2024).

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