Published: July 7th 2011
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More than 30 train cars derailed after a CP train
collided with a semi-truck near Grenfell, about an
hour east of Regina.
Both the driver of the truck as well as the CP Rail crew all escaped without injury. RCMP say none of the rail cars contained anything hazardous.
The train was travelling westbound around 5:15 p.m., less than two kilometres outside Grenfell, when it collided with the semi-truck loaded with grain.
Corporal Devin Pugh with the RCMP says timing had a lot to do with everyone escaping without injury.
"The train struck in the mid-section of the two trailers," said Pugh adding that the trailer was pushed 500 yards down the track.
Pugh says the collision should serve as a reminder.
"Motorists have to make sure that they look and are aware of trains while they're crossing these unmarked level crossings," said Pugh.
The accident is under investigation but the Trans-Canada Highway, which runs parallel to the tracks, remains open.
The grid road at the level crossing in the R.M. of Wolseley where the accident occurred was blocked Thursday evening.