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CPR train collides with truck on tracks near Sicamous

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
March 19th, 2014

A driver of a pick-up truck was air lifted to hospital in Kamloops after being involved in a collision with a Canadian Pacific Railway train Tuesday near Sicamous RCMP said in a prepared statement.

Sicamous RCMP received the call at approximately 2:40 p.m. (March 18) of a motor vehicle collision involving a pick up truck and CPR train.

When officers arrived they found a Dodge pick up truck sitting eastbound partially on the rail way tracks near Solsaqua Road, approximately eight kilometers east of Sicamous.

The truck had been impacted from the rear by the train.

The early stages of the investigation indicate the truck was initially travelling eastbound on Highway 1 when it left the roadway and became lodged on the tracks.

The train crew was able to apply the brakes thereby slowing it down considerably prior to the impact.

All emergency services including RCMP, CP Rail Police, BC Ambulance and the Eagle Valley Highway Rescue Unit arrived quickly on scene. The driver, and lone occupant of the truck, was air lifted to the Royal Inland Hospital with undetermined injuries.

Canadian Pacific Police based in Revelstoke are conducting an investigation into the accident.

 

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