Train collides with truck near Gladstone


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Photo courtesy of John Verkley

By Banner Staff

Neepawa Banner & Press

A 72-year-old Neepawa man remains hospitalized after being seriously injured in a crash involving a train and a transport truck. The incident occurred on Wednesday, Aug. 8, just off of Highway 16 near Gladstone. 

Initial reports appear to indicate that the transport semi-tractor was crossing the railway when struck by the train. The driver was able to escape from the damaged vehicle before it caught fire. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they were able to extinguish the flames that erupted in the tractor. RCMP and the STARS Air Ambulance were also on scene and the injured man was then flown to Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre, where he remains at this time. The extent of the driver’s injuries has not been released at this time. 

While the Banner & Press has been in touch with family members of the driver, out of respect for them, we will not be releasing any more details until the family indicates they want to do so.

Gladstone Train Accident


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