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Car crash paralyzes train traffic in France

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Car crash paralyzes train traffic in France
A car crashed into an electric pylon on the rails, not far from Bordeaux. Photo: SNCF/Twitter
17:59 CEST+02:00
There was travel chaos on trains in France on Friday as thousands headed off on holiday. All TGV services between Paris and the south west were halted on Friday afternoon after a car crashed into one of the railway's electricity pylons.
There'll be lengthy delays for anyone hoping to travel between Paris and Bordeaux on Friday, after a car crashed into a railway pylon at around 3.30pm near the town of Courlac in southwestern France.
 
All traffic was ground to a halt in both directions between the Montparnasse station in Paris and Hendaye station in Bordeaux, south western France. 
 
A concrete pylon is also at risk of falling over a nearby road, reported Le Parisien newspaper.
 
The 66-year-old motorist, whose vehicles rolled over in the crash, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
 
Rail operator SNCF took to Twitter to tell would-be passengers that rail traffic is not expected to recommence until later on Friday night. 
 
 
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