Two CN Rail crew members are in hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle while doing track repairs west of Edmonton Friday evening.
RCMP said the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. at a railway crossing on Highway 60 between Highways 16 and 16A.
A pickup truck travelling north on Highway 60 from Highway 16A struck two crew members who were performing track repairs following a train derailment.
They were both taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. RCMP said later in the day the men were both in their 20’s.
The driver of the truck remained on scene and did not have any injuries.
RCMP said the train derailment and the collision were unrelated.
A statement from CN Rail on Saturday said the derailment involved a single rail car that derailed upright that involved no dangerous goods.
“CN would like to express its support to its employees and their families during these difficult times,” read the emailed statement from the company.
A collision analyst was on scene to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
Parkland RCMP received assistance from EMS and Parkland County Fire. RCMP said the road was opened and the scene was cleared by 8 a.m. Saturday.