WINDSOR JUNCTION, N.S. - A woman suffered life-threatening injuries Wednesday when a Via Rail passenger train collided with a car at an unmarked crossing in rural Nova Scotia.
Police say the train, with 46 passengers, collided with the vehicle just after 1 p.m. in the Windsor Junction area north of Halifax.
RCMP Const. Tamu Bracken said the lone occupant of the vehicle, a 60-year-old Halifax County woman, was taken to hospital in Halifax.
"It's too early in the investigation to determine (what caused the crash)," Bracken said from the scene.
"The police here are going to speak with witnesses at the scene and get their findings from the traffic analyst before we can determine exactly what happened."
The train was travelling from Halifax to Montreal when it hit the back of the woman's car at a crossing that does not have any warning signs or lighted signals.
No one aboard the train was injured and it did not derail, Bracken said.