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Calgary Crash Between Truck And Train Seriously Injures Truck Driver

10/27/2015 05:05 EDT | Updated 10/27/2015 05:59 EDT
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CALGARY — Police are looking into a crash between a semi-tractor trailer unit at a train in Calgary's southeast industrial area that sent a man to hospital in serious condition.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on Monday afternoon.

When fire crews arrived they found the driver of the truck pinned under the windshield post of the vehicle and they had to use hydraulic extrication tools to free the man.


Carol Henke of the Calgary Fire Department says the man was conscious and breathing during the extrication process, but his leg was trapped.

EMS transported the man in his 50s to Foothills Hospital in serious condition with injuries to both lower legs.

Stuart Brideaux of Calgary EMS says the man suffered crushing industries to his legs and is in serious condition.

No one on the train was injured.

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