Collision between train and minivan sends 2 to hospital
Occupants of the vehicle had to be extricated due to heavy damage
Two people are in hospital after the minivan they were travelling in collided with a train early Sunday morning.
Both occupants of the minivan — a man and a woman in their mid-40s — had to be extricated from the vehicle, which sustained significant damage from the initial impact and subsequent thrashing from what Emergency Medical Services called "other rail infrastructure."
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The accident happened at a level crossing in the 5900 block of 17th Avenue S.E. around 12:15 a.m. according to EMS.
The man and the woman were both taken to Foothills hospital in serious, but non-life threatening condition.
Police and rail officials are investigating the cause of the collision.