Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area



2021, June 30 - Crossing collision Richmond, VIA 53 hits a cube van, one fatality



CBC News Ottawa 30 June 2021


One person is dead after a train and car collided near the intersection of Barnsdale and Eagleson roads. (Francis Ferland/CBC)

Ottawa police say one person is dead following a collision between a car and a train in Richmond, in Ottawa's rural southwest.
The collision took place shortly after noon near the intersection of Barnsdale and Eagleson roads, according to police.
The 28-year-old driver of the car died from injuries at the scene, according to a tweet from police.
Police have closed Barnsdale Road from Eagleson Road to Twin Elm Road, and Eagleson Road from Ottawa Street to Perth Street, as the investigation continues.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is sending a team to investigate the collision, according to a news release from the organization.
Via Rail tweeted Wednesday afternoon that one of their trains was involved in the collision, and said no passengers or Via Rail employees were injured.

CTV News Ottawa 30 June 2021


OTTAWA -- One person is dead following a collision involving a train and a truck in the Richmond area.
Emergency crews responded to a call for a collision at Barnsdale Road and Eagleson Road at approximately 12:20 p.m.
Ottawa Paramedics tell CTV News Ottawa one person was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police will only say the Collision Investigations Unit is on scene investigating.
Barnsdale Road is closed in both directions from Eagleson Road to Twin Elm Road and Eagleson Road is closed from Ottawa Street to Perth Street.
Due to the collision, the railroad crossing gates are malfunctioning on McBean Street and Ottawa Street.

CISSION 30 June 2021

RICHMOND HILL, ON, June 30, 2021 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators following an accident involving a VIA Rail passenger train and a commercial road vehicle in Richmond, Ontario. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.
The TSB is an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.
The TSB is online at www.tsb.gc.ca. Keep up to date through RSS, Twitter (@TSBCanada), Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Flickr.
SOURCE Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

Ottawa Citizen 2 July 2021

Police confirm one dead in crash involving train, vehicle at Barnsdale and Eagleson roads
The Transportation Safety Board announced it would deploy a team of investigators to the collision site to "gather information and assess the occurrence."

Jun 30, 2021
A vehicle-train collision on Barnsdale Road on June 30, 2021 has left one person dead.
A person is dead following a collision between a train and vehicle Wednesday afternoon at Barnsdale and Eagleson roads in the city’s west end Richmond district.
The Ottawa Police Service said that they were called to the crash at about 12:20 p.m. In a later Twitter post, Ottawa police said the 28-year-old driver of the vehicle died at the scene.
Via Rail confirmed that train 53 - Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto - was involved in a rail crossing collision at 12:16 p.m. None of the 120 passengers on board or railway staff were hurt, the company said.
At the time, Via said the crash would impact the schedule of train #40 and possibly trains #55 and #42 with an expected delay of about three hours. The company’s Twitter account posted at 6:13 p.m. Wednesday that "alternative transportation has been provided to all passengers from train 53."
Train service on the line has since resumed.
The Transportation Safety Board also announced Wednesday that it would be deploying a team of investigators to the site of the collision to "gather information and assess the occurrence."

Canada.com 30 July 2021

Stretch of Barnsdale Road Reopens After Ongoing Probe of Fatal Crash Involving Train
Ottawa Ontario - A stretch of Barnsdale Road was reopened at about noon Friday as as Ottawa police collision investigators helped the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) with the ongoing probe of a fatal crash involving a train and a vehicle last month.
A 28-year-old driver died at the scene of the 30 Jun 2021 collision.
Police have not identified the victim.
VIA Rail confirmed that one of its trains was involved in a rail crossing collision near Richmond.
No other injuries were reported.
The TSB said that it would deploy a team of investigators to gather information and assess the occurrence.




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Updated 31 July 2021