Six injured as crane hits train in Calgary
julianw | August 27, 2008 at 01:54 pmby
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In Calgary this morning a construction crane hit a light-rail transit train, with nasty consequences. The train was violently derailed.
The mid-morning accident occurred when the boom arm of the mobile crane punched through the front window on the driver's side of the train. The impact left a gaping hole and caused the train to derail as it ground to a screeching halt.
ix people, including the train's driver and a 10-year-old girl who may have hurt her ribs, were taken to hospital, but none of the injuries was considered life-threatening. One woman was believed to have broken a hip.
The accident occurred between the Brentwood and Dalhousie stations in the city's northwest and reduced traffic on Crowchild Trail, a major thoroughfare, to a crawl.