Via Rail train collides with truck in Charleswood
Several passengers escaped injury after a Via Rail train collided with a truck in Charleswood on Tuesday afternoon.
The train, travelling between Churchill and Winnipeg, suffered minor damage after hitting the truck, which was equipped with a boom, according to Via Rail.
The crash occurred at Charleswood Road and Wilkes Avenue.
Via Rail says the train resumed its route shortly after and arrived in Winnipeg at 4:20 p.m.
All five passengers, plus the crew on board, were not hurt.
Via Rail is investigating the incident.
Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood Coun. Kevin Klein took to social media to warn Winnipeggers to avoid the scene.
Ken Faulkner, who was driving through the area, told 680 CJOB he didn’t see any evidence of a crash, but the train appeared to stop in an unusual location near Community Row to let a handful of people with luggage off.
“There’s no crash, there’s a train on the tracks on Wilkes. The arms went down and the train stopped and let people off,” he said.
“There was two guys with vests on helping them off, but it seemed like sort of an odd spot to stop.”
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