Man seriously injured as vehicle, train collide

A 29-year-old driver suffered serious injuries after his vehicle collided with a train near Rocky Mountain House on Sunday evening. At about 7:46 p.m. on Sunday, Rocky Mountain House RCMP received a report of the collision on Oras Road, east of Rocky, between a westbound SUV and northbound train.

A 29-year-old driver suffered serious injuries after his vehicle collided with a train near Rocky Mountain House on Sunday evening.

At about 7:46 p.m. on Sunday, Rocky Mountain House RCMP received a report of the collision on Oras Road, east of Rocky, between a westbound SUV and northbound train.

The train conductor felt a large impact and immediately used the emergency break. The train was not carrying cargo and was able to stop quickly.

The man was airlifted to hospital by STARS air ambulance.

The train had minimal damage and was cleared to continue by CN Rail Police.

RCMP and CN Rail Police are conducting a joint investigation. Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the crash.

Anyone witnessing the collision is asked to call Rocky Mountain House RCMP at 403-845-2882.