Train strikes gravel truck, derails in Hadashville, MB

A stop sign and a railroad crossing sign. Stephen C. Host / The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG — A train owned by the City of Winnipeg derailed after colliding with a gravel truck Monday afternoon in Hadashville, Manitoba, about 100 kilometres east of Winnipeg.

At around 3:20 p.m., the train was travelling eastbound on the GWWD rail line through the controlled crossing at Highway 11. The city said the trainĀ struck a gravel truck on the driver side.

The city said the driver of the gravel truck entered the crossing, crossing lights were working and the train’s horn went off.

A ramp car loaded with an excavator was being transported by the train.

City of Winnipeg representatives confirm there were no dangerous goods in the trainĀ at the time of the crash and no fuel spilled from the truck or train.

Damage to the train, ramp car and track is estimated at $75,000.

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The truck driver was checked for injuries by emergency crews and released. Two City of Winnipeg staff were taken to St. Boniface hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

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