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CN investigating collision between train, vehicle at Longueuil crossing

CN police are investigating following a collision involving a train and a vehicle in Longueuil on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019.
CN police are investigating following a collision involving a train and a vehicle in Longueuil on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Courtesy TVA

CN police are investigating after a vehicle was hit by a train at a railway crossing in Longueuil on Thursday evening.

According to Longueuil police, the collision happened at around 7 p.m. at a railway crossing at the intersection of de la Métropole and Jean-Neveu streets.

Longueuil police said the four occupants of the vehicle were taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

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Police specified in a statement on social media that it was a low-speed collision.

While Longueuil police concluded the crash was accidental, the file has been transferred to CN, according to Longueuil police spokesperson François Boucher.

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CN gave few details on the incident, saying the crash was still under investigation.

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Spokesperson Alexandre Boulé did, however, say the latest reports indicate the warning system at the intersection — which includes lights, a bell and a traffic sign — was functional at the time of the incident.