An Alberta driver is recovering from minor injuries after a train collided with a semi-trailer in a small village west of Edmonton Thursday afternoon.

An eastbound CN freight train struck a semi, west of the 50th Street crossing within the town site of Wabamun around 3 p.m, RCMP said in a news release.

Multiple train cars came off the tracks, but no leaks or reports of cargo being compromised were reported, said police.

The driver of the semi was hurt but there were no other reports of injuries, RCMP said. 

Stony Plain RCMP, firefighters, paramedics and company crews responded to the scene, where damaged freight cars could be seen overturned in the snow along the tracks. 

Train derailment

An eastbound CN freight train struck a semi-trailer at a crossing on Thursday afternoon. (Jordan Mahony/Twitter)


No dangerous goods were involved in the crash. RCMP are asking the public to avoid the area.

Kate Fenske, a spokesperson for CN, told CBC News, company crews were on scene Thursday, and the company is gathering more information on the circumstances of the crash.

Wabamun is about 70 kilometres west of Edmonton.