Woman airlifted after train hits car between Jaffray, Elko

A woman was taken by air ambulance to Calgary after a train hit a vehicle at a railway crossing on Caithness Road and Highway 3

  • Dec. 19, 2014 8:00 a.m.

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A woman was taken by air ambulance to Calgary Hospital after a westbound freight train made contact with a vehicle at a private railway crossing on Caithness Road and Highway 3, between Jaffray and Elko on the morning of December 17.

Local RCMP and first responders were notified and tended to the incident that occurred at approximately 11:45 a.m., Canadian Pacific (CP) Public Affairs & Communications representative Salem Woodrow said.

“I don’t have the full details as to the extent of the injuries of the occupant of the vehicle at this time but my understanding is that the individual is being taken to a Calgary hospital by air ambulance,” Woodrow added.

CP police are currently investigating the incident.