Train collides with logging truck

There were no serious injuries as a result of a collision between a CN Rail train and a logging truck near Burns Lake.

Burns Lake RCMP Cpl. Jack Ashford, says the incident occurred about 7 a.m. Friday on a private road that services Decker Lake Sawmill.

Ashford says the train was heading eastbound at the time.

"As a result of that collision there were some minor, non life threatening injuries to both the train crew and the driver of the logging truck," says Ashford.

"The driver of the truck was taken to hospital (Burns Lake) and later released."

Ashford says CN Rail has confirmed the train was not carrying any hazardous materials.

He says some diesel fuel did spill from the logging truck, however, that has been contained and taken care of.

According to Ashford, 15 cars were derailed and logs have been strewn around the crash site.

The train was two miles long.

He expects it to take a day and a half to two days for the site to be cleaned up.

The Ministry of Environment, WorkSafeBC and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement team have all been informed.


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