Train collides with semi west of Moose Jaw
REGINA – Emergency crews responded to a collision between a Canadian Pacific Rail train and a semi truck west of Moose Jaw Monday afternoon.
Firefighters from Caronport were called to the scene near the hamlet of Caron just after 4:00 p.m.
An official from the Caronport fire department tells Global News that the train struck a semi truck at the crossing, causing the truck to catch fire.
CP Rail also confirmed via Twitter that the incident was the result of a vehicle racing the train crossing – a rural crossing marked by crossbucks.
STARS Ambulance attended the scene but the 55-year-old male driver of the semi was taken to hospital in Moose Jaw by ground ambulance to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
CP Rail says that 21 train cars and two locomotives were derailed in the incident.
Shaw TV Moose Jaw reported that hazardous materials personnel were on scene, though CP Rail said the cars were empty and that there were no injuries to crew.
Last month, 24 cars carrying gasoline and lumber went off the tracks near Caron.
With files from Shaw TV Moose Jaw