Advertisement

1 dead, 3 injured after collision between a car and train in Rosthern, Sask.

Click to play video: 'Rail Safety Week' Rail Safety Week
North America’s Deputy Chief of Operations with CN Police discusses why we continue to see train-related deaths and injuries across Canada. – Sep 25, 2020

One person is dead and three children were seriously injured after a collision between a car and a train in Rosthern, Sask.

RCMP said it happened Sunday at around 10 a.m.

Read more: Semi-truck driver killed in Rouleau, Sask., train collision

An eastbound car on Highway 312 crossing the tracks when it was struck by the southbound train.

Paramedics declared the driver of the car, a 30-year-old woman, dead at the scene. RCMP have not released her name.

Three girls in the car, believed by police to be between the ages of seven to 12, were taken to hospital with what police believe to be serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Story continues below advertisement

Read more: Transport minister unveils new safety measures after fatal railway yard accident in Sask.

Rosthern RCMP said the rail crossing equipment, including the lights and the bell, appeared operational while police officers were on scene.

The rail line is privately owned, police added.

Click to play video: 'Transportation Safety Board says broken rail may have led to Guernsey, Sask. derailments' Transportation Safety Board says broken rail may have led to Guernsey, Sask. derailments
Transportation Safety Board says broken rail may have led to Guernsey, Sask. derailments – Apr 17, 2020

Sponsored content