Train wrecks abandoned vehicle

The Smithers RCMP received a report of a CN train colliding with an abandoned vehicle near Coalmine Road in Telkwa.

  • Aug. 8, 2012 1:00 p.m.

On Aug. 4, 2012, at about 6:19 a.m., the Smithers RCMP received a report of a CN train colliding with an abandoned vehicle near Coalmine Road in Telkwa.

There were no injuries, but the vehicle sustained significant damage.

Police investigation revealed the vehicle was driven down a foot trail and the driver attempted to cross the railroad tracks, at which point the vehicle became stuck.

The lone occupant, a young female, exited the vehicle prior to the train arriving.

Alcohol is a factor and police are continuing their investigation.

Charges are pending.