Monday, January 22, 2018

Train hits tanker truck in Port Coquitlam



1130 news is reporting that "There are no injuries after a tanker truck carrying ethanol gas hit a train, causing a large fire in Port Coquitlam this evening. Witnesses reported large flames and small explosions that could be seen from the Pitt River bridge. The fire was in the area of Lougheed Highway and Oxford Street, near a railyard. The City of Port Coquitlam says the driver of the truck and the CP Rail crew are all safe."

I'm not sure if the train hit the truck or the truck hit the train but I dont understand how the driver wasn't hurt. The accident occurred around 6:30 PM tonight.

1 comment:

  1. with all the large trucks rolling around the lower mainland, one of these days an accident will not end well. There needs to be more safety and attention paid to trucks and their drivers. Perhaps it is time we had a graduated truck licensing system. We have it for kids and cars, why not for those big trucks and their drivers.

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