Train derails near Foam Lake after crash into semi, no one hurt
No one was hurt when a train derailed after it crashed into a semi-trailer truck near Foam Lake, Sask., Wednesday.
According to RCMP the collision happened around 4 p.m. CST about 4 kilometres west of Foam Lake when a semi passed in front of a CP train and was struck.
The semi was an empty two-trailer unit. The train crashed into the unit between the two trailers and dragged the whole rig some 200 metres down the track.
Police said about eight train cars left the tracks, but there was no environmental damage. They said the only thing that spilled was a small amount of potash from one of the cars.
Emergency medical personnel checked out the train crew and the driver of the semi. Everyone was OK.
RCMP said charges are pending against the 66-year-old driver of the semi.