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Man in critical condition after car and train crash at Bairnsdale

MML

A man is fighting for life after the car he was in hit a train at Bairnsdale.

The crash happened shortly before 6.30am on Monday.

The driver has been flown to The Alfred hospital in a critical condition.

None of the 64 passengers on the train, including the driver, required medical treatment.

The crash happened about 800 metres from Bairnsdale station at a crossing that is marked by signage but does not have lights or boom gates.

Police are investigating.

Coaches are now transporting passengers for the rest of their journey.

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