No one was hurt this afternoon when a train struck a backhoe at the rail crossing on Frank St.
Driving the machine was its owner Brian Brennan, who said he was unable to restart the backhoe after it stalled on the tracks.
“It died, I have no idea why,” Brennan said.
After failing to restart the backhoe, Brennan exited the machine and was able to get safely out of the way of the oncoming train.
He did attempt to warn the train, which was unable to stop in time.
A CN worker on the scene explained that a loaded train cannot stop on a dime.
Const. Kelly Yendrys with the CN police confirmed that no one was hurt in the incident.
“It looks like the train was approaching and the backhoe stalled on the crossing,” he said.
Brennan had just purchased the backhoe yesterday and was driving it home this afternoon when the accident occurred.