2 CN workers injured as train, truck
collide in northern B.C.
Published: April 8, 2008
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CN Rail workers were injured when a freight train in northern B.C.,
collided with a truck and pushed it for hundreds of metres down the
track Monday morning.
The two men were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries, a
CN spokeswoman said, and investigators are now trying to determine why
the CN work truck drove through a stop sign and collided with the train.
"We know the truck went through the crossing as the train approached, in
spite of the rail warning signs and the stop sign," said Kelli Svendsen.
"Why the truck went past the crossing is the focus of our
Shortly after 9 a.m., the Prince George emergency centre received a
report of a collision on Hart Lake Road in Bear Lake, approximately 75
kilometres north of Prince George, North District RCMP said.
The south-bound train collided with the east-bound truck and then pushed
it down the track about 400 metres, RCMP spokesman Const. Craig Douglass
The two men on the truck were taken to Prince George Regional Hospital
for treatment, he said.