Teenager arrested in connection with Uphall train crash

Police are still hunting a second man thought to be involved with the crash
Police are still hunting a second man thought to be involved with the crash

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an accident involving a train and a stolen pick-up truck on Wednesday.

The incident took place near Uphall Station during evening rush hour and 141 passengers were caught up in the collision after the train struck an abandoned Toyota Hilux at 75mph.

The man is now subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal and it is thought he will appear at Livingston Sheriff Court on Monday, October 19.

One female passenger suffered minor grazing to her arm and the male driver of the train was uninjured but was left shocked.

The train stayed upright and did not come off the rails but a window of the carriage was smashed on impact.

British Transport Police said the red truck was stolen from a nearby garage and was spotted being driven erratically before the accident at 5.05pm on Wednesday, October 14.

Enquiries to trace a second man are ongoing. British Transport Police can be contacted on 0800 40 50 40 or by texting 61016. Information can be given anonymously to the charity, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.