Runaway car takes free ride through southern Alberta town

Police in a southern Alberta community had to respond to an unusual call Wednesday when a runaway train car rumbled through town.

OKOTOKS — Police in a southern Alberta community had to respond to an unusual call Wednesday when a runaway train car rumbled through town.

RCMP in Okotoks, just south of Calgary, say the wayward train car was empty and eventually stopped when it bounced off the tracks.

No one was injured and there were no collisions as the rail car had activated safety barriers when it crossed intersections.

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