Genelle – Truck and train collide

A truck was involved in a slow speed collison with a train on Thursday in Genelle.

  • Feb. 15, 2013 7:00 p.m.

A truck was involved in a slow speed collison with a train on Thursday in Genelle.

The Trail and Greater District RCMP received a call from the B.C. Ambulance shortly after noon regarding a collision between a truck and train at the railway crossing on lower China Creek Road.

The train struck the truck on the passenger side but neither the driver of the truck nor his dog were injured, according to the police statement.

The 75-year-old Genelle resident told police that he slowed but did not see the train in time, despite the train horn and red flashing lights at the crossing.

He was issued a violation ticket for failing to obey a railway stop sign, said RCMP Sgt. Rob Hawton.