Train derails & crashes in Canada, driver seriously injured (PHOTOS)
According to local reports, the train was carrying only two passengers at the time of the crash at 7 a.m. local time, and no other injuries were reported.
The C-Train operator, a woman in her 60s, was reportedly transported to the Foothills Medical Centre. Emergency Medical Services spokesman Stuart Brideaux said it “was difficult to get her out of the damaged train,” reports CBC.
BREAKING: Police confirm train derailment at Tuscany LRT. Caller says train went past the end of the tracks and through the fence— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) September 20, 2016
Calgary Transit said the incident has not impacted the light rail system’s services.
#RedLine trains are running with no delays at this time albeit, we are still using only 1 track at Tuscany.— Calgary Transit (@calgarytransit) September 20, 2016
The derailment happened just after Tuscany station, which is the final stop on the northwest Calgary line.
Calgary Transit spokesperson Ron Collins said the reason for the derailment is not yet known.
“The train had continued on beyond Tuscany station, which is the end terminal station, for whatever reason, and then went through the fence just off of the tail-track beyond Tuscany station – and then derailed,” Collins explained.