A VIA Rail train smashed into a minivan on Friday afternoon in Saint-Liboire, in the Montérégie region, while it was crowded.
The collision would have done no hurt. However, at the end of the afternoon, the Sûreté du Québec was not able to clarify if the driver of the vehicle was injured or if people were with him at the time of the accident, which happened around 15: 45 at the crossing of the rang Saint-Édouard.
The train number 37 of VIA Rail and was then the liaison between Quebec and Montreal.
“We heard a clear impact when the train crossed the intersection. It was clearly the sound of a collision with metal. The train stopped right after”, told the QMI Agency Mathieu Turbide, who is the vice-president, digital content at Quebecor Media, and which took place on board.
“A flight attendant was then told that they investiguaient the cause of the shutdown, but that, at first glance, it would be a collision with a minivan,” added the passenger.
“The train is crowded, obviously, because of the storm. We stopped for nearly half an hour now, and it is uncertain when the train will leave”, he said.
To 16h45, the police have said that the train could continue its journey to the metropolis. It lacked the green light from CN.
Note that the output of the rang Saint-Édouard, which is heavily covered with snow, quickly became congested by cars, so that an ambulance dispatched had difficulty to find their way to the train.