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.


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