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Train and dump truck collide south of Guelph: OPP

The driver of a dump truck was taken to hospital Wednesday morning following a collision between his truck and a train in Puslinch Township, south of Guelph.

Dump truck driver taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police say

Police are investigating a collision between a dump truck and a train in Puslinch Township, south of Guelph. The collision happened at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, police said. (Wellington OPP)

Police are investigating after a freight train and a dump truck collided in Puslinch Township, south of Guelph, Wednesday morning.

The driver of the dump truck was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, OPP say. No other injuries were reported.

Wellington OPP and the Canadian Pacific Police Service are investigating the collision, which happened at 8:30 a.m. Police say the train was going west and the dump truck was northbound on Concession Road 7, west of the village of Morriston.

There are crossing lights at the railway tracks. Photos taken by police at the scene show the dump truck on its side beside the tracks, with damage to the front of the train.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation and police say traffic in the area will be delayed.

A dump truck is pictured on its side after a collision with a train Thursday morning in Puslinch. (Wellington OPP)

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