Friday, July 25, 2014

Train/Logging truck collision results in derailment west of Burns Lake

A Friday morning incident between an eastbound CN Rail train and a logging truck near Decker Lake has resulted in a train derailment.

The result of which has left some twenty containers and a large volume of logs strewn across both tracks and a neighbouring field in the area.

Around 7 AM, Burns Lake RCMP responded to the collision between Burns Lake and Decker Lake near the Decker Lake Sawmill.

Upon arrival, they advised that beyond the damage to the train cars that have left the track, a small amount of diesel fuel had been leaking onto the tracks from the logging truck as a result of the collision.

RCMP photo of collision site
The driver of the logging truck was taken to Burns Lake Hospital for evaluation.

The incident took place on a private road and has not had an impact on travel along Highway 16,

However travel along the rail line between Decker Lake and Prince George has been shut down until further investigation takes place.

No information regarding the incident has been posted to the CN Information portal as of yet.

There has also, as of yet, been no advisory issued by the Transportation Safety Board regarding the Friday morning collision.

Media accounts of the incident can be found below:

Global BC--  Train derails after collision with a logging truck near Burns Lake
Moose FM-- Train collides with logging truck near Burns Lake
CFTK-- Truck-Train Collision Closes CN LIne West of Burns Lake
CFNR-- Train and Logging Truck crash near Burns Lake
CKPG TV-- Train and Logging Truck Collide Near Burns Lake
CBC-- Logging Truck crashes into CN Rail train near Burns Lake

1 comment:

  1. Stop... Look both ways... You can't beat the train... I've been over that crossing hundreds of times... You can see both was for 3 Kms ... It shouldn't have happened....