CP hi-rail track unit, CP train collide near Chapleau, Ont.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it's deploying a team of investigators to a head-on collision involving a Canadian Pacific hi-rail track unit and a CP train near Chapleau, Ont.
A Canadian Pacific Hi-rail track unit (similar to the one pictured above) and a CP train have collided near Chapleau, Ont., the Transportation Safety Board reports. (You Tube)

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it's deploying a team of investigators to a head-on collision involving a Canadian Pacific hi-rail track unit and a CP train near Chapleau, Ont. Sunday.

There were two people in the hi-rail track unit and two people on the train, said a TSB spokesman, but no one was hurt.

The incident took place around 3:40 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in a remote area, said Eric Collard.

A hi-rail track unit is a vehicle hybrid that looks like a truck which uses the rails and does maintenance.

The Transportation Safety Board makes recommendations so accidents don't re-occur but does not assign blame for civil or criminal purposes.

Corrections

  • A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Eric Collard as a CP spokesperson.
    Mar 09, 2016 9:27 AM ET

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