Man arrested over train derailment south of Sydney

A man has been arrested following a train derailment south of Sydney last week.

Four people were hospitalised after the train smashed into a van that had been abandoned on the tracks at Kembla Grange.

Lake Illawarra detectives today arrested a 47-year-old man in Dapto in relation to the incident.

Four people were taken to hospital after a train was derailed from colliding with a car near Wollongong. (9News)
The front carriage became detached and flipped onto its side, causing three passengers to suffer minor injuries. (9News)

He is expected to be charged soon.

The train derailment happened just after 4am last Wednesday and police said it was a miracle no one was killed.

“I was speaking to some of the railway workers on site, and when they see a train in that position, they immediately expect fatalities,” Superintendent Craig Ireland said.

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A man has been arrested in relation to a train crash near Wollongong last week. (NSW Police)

The front carriage of the Tangara train became detached and flipped onto its side as a result of the crash and rolled off the tracks completely.

Police also revealed the van had been stolen from a home at Flinders on the morning of the crash.

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