Man airlifted to hospital after his car collides with freight train.
Published Sunday, February 24, 2013 11:58AM EST
Last Updated Sunday, February 24, 2013 5:59PM EST
Woodstock police say an 88, Innerkip man has been airlifted to London hospital following a crash involving a train North East of Woodstock.
First responders received the 911 call just after ten Sunday morning. When they arrived they found a shredded mess of metal.
Sergeant Marvin Massecar says the driver of the vehicle was very lucky to be alive, after the car he was driving T-boned the locamotive.
"Paramedics believe at this time that the injuries are relatively minor, surprisingly enough."
The man say police had a broken leg, injured left arm and cuts to his head.
The crash happened near the intersection of Oxford Road 4 at County Road 17. Police say the car was hit on the north side of the tracks.
CP Rail investigators didn't want to comment, but say they are trying to determine whether all the signals were working at the time of the crash.
Officials say this is the first collision here in last seven years.
The crashed happened around 10:20 Sunday morning. Police then closed Country Road 4 at 16th line and Township Road 4 and County Road 17 at 15th line, durring their investigation.
Massecar says, "We don't know if there was a mechanical issue or a medical issue. All of those question have yet to be answered."
A car is towed from the scene of a collision that involved a train near Woodstock. Feb. 24 2013
One person has been airlifted to a London hospital following a crash involving a train North East of Woodstock. February 24, 2013
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