A 33-year-old man suffered minor injuries in a collision between a semi and a train on a grid road less than a kilometre southeast of the city limits.
Estevan RCMP, the Estevan Police Service, Estevan Fire and Rescue Services and EMS were called to the accident in the middle of the afternoon on September 11. Upon arrival, it was discovered the male, who was the only occupant of the truck, hadn't suffered serious injuries. He was later released by medical personnel at the scene.
Investigation revealed that the semi-truck was traveling south on a gravel road and had stopped with its front end on the tracks shortly before the approaching train struck it. The semi-truck was subsequently knocked by the train into the west ditch of the intersection.
The semi-truck was hauling a flat deck trailer which did not have a load. Nobody was injured on the train and a derailment didn't occur.
The weather was clear at the time, and road conditions were good at the collision site. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.
An investigation is ongoing.