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Train + transport = wood everywhere

Wednesday, March 12, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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BRUCE MINES – On Tuesday March 11, 2014 at approximately 5:30 p.m., East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Thessalon Detachment were advised of a collision involving a train and a tractor trailer.

The collision occurred on 5th Concession Road, north of Bruce Mines in Plummer Additional Township. 

There were wood products strewn on the roadway which was being hauled by the tractor trailer.

The train did not derail and there were no injuries as a result of the collision.

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Tag33&1/3rd 3/12/2014 11:33:25 AM Report

Just...how?
Journey 3/12/2014 12:06:08 PM Report

uncontrolled level crossing with 10 ft snow banks?
shorty38 3/12/2014 12:39:22 PM Report

Not 10ft snow banks, and that crossing is controlled with signals, !!
Gater 3/12/2014 1:49:35 PM Report

Thanks Shorty. It would seem that there are numerous people here that comment recklessly and without thought..
But it could very well be the capacity to think escapes them.
LogicalAnalysis 3/12/2014 2:37:51 PM Report

Actually, if you go onto Google Maps and use 'street view' you can see that the crossing does not have signals.

No idea what happened, but you can also see that when you are driving West, it's not easy to look back and see down the tracks.
harshbee 3/12/2014 2:43:33 PM Report

thank god they're ok. but how neglectful was that ?
kw126 3/12/2014 4:02:11 PM Report

There's definitely no signals there. Terrible crossing.
Bad Dawg 3/12/2014 5:02:33 PM Report

* remove foot from mouth shorty and gater... hahahahha

Could be bad timing went to stop and slide onto tracks/stalled out as train was coming. Could have just been careless, logging truck traveling the same roads and took a chance there was no train coming, too bad there was. Could have been stalled there for ten minutes before the train, and that's why there is no injuries to the driver. Maybe he wanted a long weekend and parked it there purposely, could be anything no one was hurt this time.
Tissue 3/12/2014 5:04:36 PM Report

I really wish that people would get their facts straight before they open their uneducated mouths. Its unfortunate that this accident happened, and I am sure glad that no one was hurt. I have been over this crossing 100's of times and "IS NOT A CONTROLLED CROSSING!" Please get your facts straight before commenting on a story.
leamington 3/12/2014 7:02:53 PM Report

he's with allstate
D0BBER 3/12/2014 7:10:10 PM Report

What does it matter if it is or is not a controlled crossing ??? Anyone driving across the tracks in any location controlled or not has the responsibility to make sure it is safe to do so.
Sam C 3/12/2014 8:16:30 PM Report

What does surprise me is that there are no "STOP" signs. Often at rural, uncontrolled crossings, there will be a Stop sign in addition to (and below) the crossbuck.

Having said that, the law requires drivers to stop at uncontrolled railway crossings to ensure that it is safe to cross.

Of course, as Bad Dawg suggested, there are any number of reasons why this collision may have occurred.
Sam C 3/12/2014 8:53:43 PM Report

** I should clarify... the Google Street View shows no stop signs... they could have been replaced since then.
I'm In 3/12/2014 8:55:48 PM Report

Sam C the expert on everything, if you went for the written drivers test for a commercial vehicle, bus etc, one question on the test is "How far back do you stop at an uncontrolled railway crossing the answer is: 5ft from the nearest rail, again thanks Sam C
opinionated 3/12/2014 9:21:01 PM Report

I'm in - 5' from nearest rail? You're lucky if you don't get hit.



In Canada, its 5 metres.


I'm not usually a smartass but just giving you a taste of your own.....



shorty38 3/13/2014 1:50:36 PM Report

Sorry everyone, I was wrong about the signals, none at this crossing.
Rockin 3/13/2014 9:05:58 PM Report

Regardless to the posts...I know the guy that was hit...I know some that worked that day and alot of other stats. Here goes...it goes without saying that we have some of the saddest safety measures in the world here in North America for almost anything commercial involving work and play etc so on and so forth. Every crossing to be safe needs gates I'm sorry and that ain't happening end of story.
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