Driver escapes injury when truck slides into train at Lacombe

Collision happened in icy conditions about 7 a.m. on Wolf Creek Drive

A truck driver escaped injury on Friday morning when his vehicle slid into a train at Lacombe.

Canadian Pacific Railway confirmed that one of their trains was involved in a collision on Wolf Creek Drive, just north of Highway 12, on the east side of Lacombe.

None of the train crew were injured in the 7 a.m. collision, which happened on a spur line.

Lacombe Police Service said the truck was coming to a stop at the unmarked crossing and slid into the train, causing substantial damage to the truck.

Police remind the public to slow down in slippery conditions and be especially careful around uncontrolled rail crossings.

A number of vehicles were reported in the ditch along Highway 2 on Friday morning as a snowstorm passed through the area.

A jackknifed semi found itself stranded in the median between the northbound and southbound lanes of the highway just north of Lacombe.

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