TRUCKER SURVIVES RUN-IN WITH TRAIN

CHILLIWACK, B.C. — A logging truck driver is happy to be alive after his rig was broadsided by a freight train and dragged 100 feet down the track.

“I called him Mr. Lucky,” RCMP Cpl. Bruce Abbott, told local media about 50-year-old driver, Joseph Sevigny, who was thrown from the truck.

The truck was demolished, when it was lifted up onto the train by the force of impact, but fortunately the train was travelling at a slow rate of speed and there were no serious injuries.

Sevigny’s 1980 Kenworth, valued at $50,000 was destroyed, but it was carrying no logs at the time of the accident.

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