British police are trying to determine the cause of Saturday's high-speed train crash that killed six people and injured more than 100 others, 11 of them critically.

The collision occurred late Saturday southwest of London in the Berkshire region, near the town of Ufton Nervet. Police say the train was traveling from London to Plymouth when it ploughed into a car on a level crossing at a speed of some 160 kilometers an hour.

Transport police say it is quite remarkable that so many people managed to escape from such great devastation.

British authorities say there were about 300 people aboard the train at the time of the crash, and that all eight cars of the train derailed.

Some of this information provided by AP and Reuters.