Train col­li­sion in Ma­gog

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - 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.

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