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Conductor injured in train crash

Two freight trains collide


May 21, 2013
by The Canadian Press

MEDICINE HAT, Alberta—A collision between two freight trains sent a conductor to hospital in southeastern Alberta.

Canadian Pacific Railway spokesperson Andy Cummings says the trains were conducting yard operations east of Medicine Hat on Saturday when the collision occurred.

Cummings says four cars derailed but none was carrying hazardous commodities.

He says it wasn’t a head-on collision, and that one of the trains made contact with the other.

The Transportation Safety Board says it is sending a team to investigate.

Cummings says the conductor has since been released from hospital.

He couldn’t immediately say what effect the interruption would have on the railway’s operations, but noted that there was capacity to re-route trains around the area.