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22 November 2015 - VIA Train - car collsion

VIATrain – car collision

Belleville, Ontario 

On Sunday 22 November 2015 at 3:42 p.m. Belleville Police Service along with EMS and Fire

Department Rescue responded to a report of a car and train collision in the area of Moira Street West and

Marshall Road on the CN Railway tracks.

The collision occurred at a private crossing when a car driven by a 19 year old Belleville man crossed the tracks and was struck by the westbound VIA train. He and his 18 year old female passenger also from Belleville were taken to local hospital where they were treated and released with minor injuries.

Belleville Police Service investigated the collision in conjunction with CN Police. The Belleville Police Service received no reports of any injuries to train passengers.

The 20 year old Belleville man was charged with fail to give way to rail equipment under Section 2 of the Rail Safety Act.      

West Moira Street was closed in both directions for 3 ½ hours.

Requests for information with regards to the disruption of rail service from this event may be directed to CN Police