Train slams into SUV in Sylvan Lake, man taken to hospital

A 54-year-old male from Red Deer was transported to Red Deer Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after his vehicle was struck by a train in Sylvan Lake this morning.

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A 54-year-old male from Red Deer was transported to Red Deer Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after his vehicle was struck by a train in Sylvan Lake this morning.

The collision occurred around 10:20 a.m. at the crossing at 50th Street in town.

The man, who was the only occupant in the SUV, was travelling north on 50 Street when a westbound CN train struck the rear passenger side of his vehicle.

Kelli Svendsen, a spokesperson with CN, said the bells and lights that control this railway crossing were working at the time of the collision.

After being struck, the vehicle spun and came to a rest in the intersection of 50 Street and 50 Avenue.

Sylvan Lake RCMP, Sylvan Lake Fire Department and Lakeside EMS attended the scene.

Svendsen said that there were no injuries to the train crew but they were relieved for critical stress reasons.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.