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Collision derails train in Decker Lake

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A logging truck has collided with a train near Decker Lake.

Burns Lake RCMP cpl. Jack Ashford says at approximately seven am the train struck the truck at a logging road crossing.

“The police attended the scene and there were no injuries however as a precaution the driver of the logging truck was taken to hospital so he can be checked out to make sure everything is fine.”

He says CN rail has been advised of the situation.

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The accident has caused a derailment of a large portion of the train however, according to Ashford there is currently only minor amounts of diesel leaking from the crippled logging truck.

Jerry William Jr. came upon the accident shorty after and offered first aid.

He says at least 20 rail cars were off the tracks spanning more than 500 meters and the tracks appeared damaged.

photos courtesy of Jerry William Jr.

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