asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether Lincolnshire police classified as a road or railway accident the accident at Nocton on 28 February in which a car crashed through a wall and landed on a rail track. [HL 3733]
§ Lord Rooker
The incident was caused when a car crashed into a wall on the B1188 at Becton and landed on the Sleaford to Lincoln line. The car was subsequently in collision with a train travelling from Birmingham to Sleaford. The car driver died at the scene.
Lincolnshire police have launched a joint investigation with the British Transport Police as the incident involves both road and rail safety. They will determine at the end of that investigation whether it would be more appropriate to classify the incident as a road or rail accident.