Man sent to hospital after second vehicle-train collision this week in N.S.

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MILFORD, N.S. - A man was taken to a Halifax hospital Friday after a collision between a CN freight train and a sport utility vehicle, said RCMP.
Police said the 37-year-old man's injuries were not life-threatening.
Sgt. Brigdit Leger said the accident happened around 8:30 a.m. at an unmarked crossing along the Woodworth Road in Milford, Hants County.
Police said blowing snow resulted in reduced visibility and the roads were snow-covered.
"The Jaws of Life were used to extract the man from the vehicle," she said.
The man was the only person in the SUV and Leger said she wasn't aware of any other injuries.
She said the cause of the accident was unknown.
"This is still very, very preliminary in this investigation," said Leger.
It's the second time this week that a train collided with a vehicle at an unmarked crossing in Nova Scotia.
A Via Rail passenger train struck a car in Windsor Junction on Wednesday. A 60-year-old woman was rushed to hospital where she later died.
"(It is) quite striking," said Leger.
"That's why we really want to bring to people's attention, you know, be sure to exercise due diligence when approaching railway crossings, be sure to look both ways and ensure it's safe before proceeding."

Organizations: Halifax hospital, Via Rail

Geographic location: N.S., MILFORD, Woodworth Road Hants County Nova Scotia Windsor Junction

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