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One person in critical condition after train hits vehicle in Chatham Kent, Ont.


CHATHAM-KENT, Ont. – Via Rail says one of its trains struck a vehicle in southwestern Ontario on Sunday, sending one person to hospital in critical condition.

A spokeswoman for the Crown corporation says Train 76 from Windsor to Toronto struck a vehicle in Chatham-Kent, Ont.

None of the train’s passengers or crew were hurt, but paramedics say the motor vehicle’s lone occupant was treated at the scene and taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

No details were released about the person’s age or gender.

Chatham-Kent police said Sunday afternoon that Keil Drive South was closed between Richmond Street and Park Avenue West, and asked motorists to avoid the area.

The collision caused numerous delays, but Via Rail said Sunday evening that Train 76 had resumed its journey.

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