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Train collides with SUV in Alliston

January 31, 2020   ·   0 Comments

On Friday, January 24, just before 11 a.m., a BMW SUV was struck by a freight train at the CP Rail crossing at Victoria Street in Alliston. The vehicle, containing three passengers – a mom and her two children – stalled on the tracks moments before the train was due to pass through. Although OPP say the conductor had been alerted to the situation and reduced speed, the impact was unavoidable. No one was injured, and all members of the SUV were evacuated prior to the train strike. Good Samaritans who witnessed the vehicle stall attempted to push the vehicle off the tracks but their efforts failed as the vehicle did not budge. They ran out of the way when the train impact occurred. Following the collision, police closed surrounding road access to allow for an official CP investigation. Photo stills from video by Jacob Swackhamer

By Wendy Gabrek



         


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