Semi-driver OK after collision with train
The driver of a semi-trailer unit was able to walk away from a crash with a train south of Estevan Tuesday afternoon.
RCMP in Estevan say the emergency call on the crash was made around 3:20 p.m. CST.
Police, fire and ambulance crews were dispatched to the scene, about one kilometre outside of the city.
According to police, the truck driver, a 33-year-old man, was going south on a gravel road and stopped at a level crossing — with its front end on the train tracks — just before the train came through.
The train hit the truck, knocking it into a ditch.
The truck was hauling a flat deck trailer and did not have any cargo.
No one was injured on the train and no derailment took place.
Medical crews at the scene tended to the truck driver for minor injuries.
Police said the weather was clear, road conditions were good and the rail crossing was clearly marked.
There was no alcohol involved, they added.
Their investigation continues.