A total of 12 people have been bruised or slightly injured in a train with 230 passengers that has collided with a fallen tree on the track between Sils and Caldes de Malavella, both in Girona, according to Renfe, which has been increasing the balance of damage since early afternoon.
According to the company, the event took place shortly before a quarter past four in the afternoon and the incident forced traffic on both tracks to be interrupted.
One of the wounded has been evacuated by helicopter to the Josep Trueta hospital in Girona, because it was difficult for him to walk and it is not possible to transport him by 4×4. Another of the injured has been taken to the Santa Caterina hospital.
The railway company has also indicated that buses have been sent to evacuate the travelers, who had already arrived at the place indicated by the Mossos d’Esquadra by half past five in the afternoon.
Once there they had to be guided to the meeting point where the firefighters are transferring the travelers in their vehicles from the area where the incident occurred.
As for the rest of the users of the R1 and RG1 lines, Renfe has reported that it has established an alternative road service between Maçanet and Girona derived from the damage that has been registered to the infrastructure, mainly to the catenary.
According to Renfe, Adif technicians have traveled to the point of the incident to determine the causes and begin to repair the damaged infrastructure.