Driver critically injured after collision with LRT train in northeast Edmonton

A vehicle and an Edmonton Transit Service LRT train collided at the 66 Street crossing between Coliseum and Belvedere stations in northeast Edmonton on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021.

A man was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition after his vehicle was involved in a collision with an Edmonton LRT train Wednesday morning.

The crash happened on the Edmonton Transit Service Capital Line, at the 66 Street crossing between Coliseum and Belvedere stations.

Edmonton Fire Rescue was called to help extricate the man from his vehicle at the scene near 66 Street and 125 Avenue, just before 8:30 a.m.

Alberta Health Services said EMS transported a man to hospital, in critical, life-threatening condition. Edmonton police said the driver was 28-years-old and seriously injured.

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Police said a construction detour area at 66 Street and Fort Road was closed while police investigate the collision.

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Edmonton transit tweeted shortly after 9 a.m. that Capital Line trains were halted between Clareview and Coliseum stations and bus replacement service was being coordinated between these stations.

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