Collision with train in West Vancouver leaves passengers 'shaken up'
The car made an illegal right turn before it crossed the tracks and collided with the train
Four passengers were shaken up after their car collided with a freight train in West Vancouver Tuesday night.
The collision occurred around 9 p.m. at the 15th Street crossing near Bellevue Avenue.
According to West Vancouver Police, the car was driving west when it took a right turn in front of a no-right turn sign, crossed the railroad tracks, and hit the train.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wvpdpatrol?src=hash">#wvpdpatrol</a>, Access to Ambleside Pk has been disrupted by a train/car collision. Access can be gained via 16th St or path to Park Royal—@WestVanPolice
The train was going at 15 miles per hour when the car drove across the intersection," said Cpl. Jag Johal.
"But its incapable of the train to stop at very short distances."
None of the passengers were sent to hospital after the crash, although police say the driver of the vehicle will receive a ticket for disobeying traffic control laws and failing to yield at a right of way.