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On Friday, August 26th, 2011, a serious accident happened at the Jesenice station, the most serious after the 1983 disaster at the Divaca station. In the crash between the two trains, heavy inbound coal train, hauled by two Siemens Taurus motors and outgoing Fiat DMU, 34 passengers were injured, out of them 9 quite badly. Fortunately, none of them has been life threatened, and after 3 days only 4 of them are still hospitalized. Both engineers saved their lives by jumping from the cabs into the innards of their vehicles and none of them has been seriously wounded and the At the time of this writing the investigation is still ongoing and the reason for the accident is not yet known. In the collision the cab of the Fiat DMU has been totally smashed, and the DMU itself is most likely damaged beyond repair. Both Tauruses passed through the accident much better and at the first sight only the buffer assemblies, the pilots, and the cab fronts have been damaged. However, only more detailed inspection at the shops will tell if there were any other damages on the motors, especially on the trucks, undiscovered during the accident clearing. The accident happened at 2.35 pm, when the Nova Gorica-bound DMU, loaded with the commuters going home, has been leaving the Jesenice station from the track 4, while the coal train was entering the yard from the Ljubljana - Jesenice mainline and crossing the DMU's path while heading toward track 6. The primary investigation lasted somewhere until 9 pm, and afterwards the clearing begun. Both Tauruses have derailed, as well as the DMU, whose front truck has jumped almost to the parallel tracks, and the first coal loaded gondola behind the engines. Fortunately the mainline and the first three yard tracks were not blocked and the traffic continued, even if somewhat hampered. The separating and re-railing of the vehicles lasted until 8 am, when they were moved to the side tracks and the track maintenance workers begun to repair the damaged tracks and switches.

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