Train collision in Magog
On July 10th, around 4:00 pm in Magog, in the area of 800 chemin de la Riviere, there was a collision between the Orford Express and a vehicle that crossed the rail line. The
train was travelling east with two locomotives, a conductor and an engineer, and three wagons of 108 passengers. The vehicle, a four door sedan, had just left its residential parking spot with only the driver. It was a lateral collision with the train hitting the back right door of the vehicle which was projected about 15 metres from the impact.
At the site, the police found that the driver had pain in the upper part of his body and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
An accident tor from the
was sent to the scene and was aided by a railway maintenance worker to cover the area and try to establish the cause of the accident. The speed of the collision was established at 35 km/hr. None of the train’s passengers were hurt and they were transported back to Sherbrooke by bus.
The site was freed by the police service around 7:00 pm after they were certain that the locomotives, the wagons or the rails of the Montreal Maine and Atlantic Company were not the cause of the accident.
Following the investigation, it was determined that inattention on the part of the injured driver was the cause of the accident.