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Monday, February 25

A disabled woman has been seriously injured after being struck by a freight train when her electric wheelchair got stuck in tracks at a crossing in central Auckland. The accident happened at the level crossing in Morningside just after 9am on Monday. Police say initial reports indicate that the woman's wheelchair got stuck crossing the tracks. "Several people came to the aid of the person in the wheelchair and tried to get her clear of the approaching train," police said in a statement.

Photo by SNPA Feb 25, 2013

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