Six injured as crane hits commuter train in Calgary

Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:53pm EDT
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CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - A construction crane smashed into a light-rail commuter train in Calgary, Alberta, and derailed it on Wednesday, injuring the driver and five passengers, authorities said.

Those hurt, including one child, were sent to hospital. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening, the Western Canadian city's Emergency Medical Services department said.

About 30 people were aboard the train when the late-morning derailment occurred.

The accident forced the transit authority to shut down a busy light-rail line in the city's northwest quadrant and snarled traffic in the area.

(Reporting by Jeffrey Jones; Editing by Scott Anderson)