The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) says it could take several months to complete an investigation into the collision between a CN train and an SUV in Oakfield last week.

The collision happened on July 29 just after 11:30 a.m. at a private crossing near the Oakfield Golf Course. The SUV was hit by the train, sending it several metres into the dense brush.


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A woman inside the SUV was seriously injured and airlifted to hospital. A younger girl, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was injured but managed to free herself from the wreck and find help.

The train was travelling about 80 km/h when it struck the SUV.

The area has several cottages and lakefront homes that are accessible by a private crossing, which does not have warning lights or barriers.


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The TSB says this type of investigation typically takes up to 200 days to complete.

The investigation, they say, will provide some analysis, but does not include recommendations or findings.

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