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1 injured as train crashes into water truck in Langley, B.C.

Emergency responders say one person was hospitalized after a train crashed into a semi truck carrying water in Langley overnight on Saturday. (Curtis Kreklau - image credit)
Emergency responders say one person was hospitalized after a train crashed into a semi truck carrying water in Langley overnight on Saturday. (Curtis Kreklau - image credit)

A train crashed into a vacuum truck carrying water early Saturday morning in Langley, B.C., leaving one person hospitalized, according to emergency responders.

Police say it happened just after 3 a.m. at the intersection of Glover Road and 216 Street in the Metro Vancouver suburb.

RCMP Cpl. James Grandy told CBC News that a pumper truck full of water was attempting to make a three-point turn near the railway tracks there.

"The person who was trying to direct the semi truck driver around didn't notice that a train was approaching, and the traffic control device was flashing," he said. "The train was unable to stop."

An RCMP spokesperson said the truck was attempting to make a 3-point turn near the railway tracks just before the crash.
An RCMP spokesperson said the truck was attempting to make a 3-point turn near the railway tracks just before the crash.

An RCMP spokesperson said the truck was attempting to make a three-point turn near the railway tracks just before the crash. (Curtis Kreklau)

The train collided with the back end of the pumper truck, according to Grandy, with pictures showing significant damage to both the train and the truck.

B.C. Emergency Health Services told CBC News they responded to the incident just before 3:15 a.m., and one person was taken to hospital in stable condition.

The crash led to an hours-long closure of the Langley Bypass, which only reopened after 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.
The crash led to an hours-long closure of the Langley Bypass, which only reopened after 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The crash led to an hours-long closure of the Langley Bypass, which only reopened after 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. (Curtis Kreklau)

Grandy says the investigation has now been turned over to CN Police. CBC News has reached out to CN Rail for more information.

The crash at the intersection led to a significant hours-long road closure on the Langley Bypass, with the intersection reopening after 11:30 a.m.