Motorists wave down train after crash

EDMONTON — Motorists jumped out of their cars at a railroad crossing in south Edmonton on Monday, frantically waving at the train engineer to let him know he had hit a car and was pushing it down the tracks.

EDMONTON — Motorists jumped out of their cars at a railroad crossing in south Edmonton on Monday, frantically waving at the train engineer to let him know he had hit a car and was pushing it down the tracks.

“The (engineer) did not know he struck anything until he got to this intersection where everyone was stopped for the lights,” said Sgt. Philip Weiss. “They got out of their cars and waved at him.”

The female driver of the car was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The train broadsided the car just after 1 p.m., pushing it about four blocks.

It’s not known what led to the collision.