Media advisory - CN to hold a mock train-vehicle collision on October 1

    L'ASSOMPTION, QC, Sept. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - CN Police, in conjunction with
first responders from L'Assomption, will stage a mock collision between a
freight locomotive and passenger vehicle at the crossing located at 801, route
344 in L'Assomption on October 1, at 10 a.m. ET.
    Students from high schools de l'Amitié and Paul-Arseneau, from Collège de
l'Assomption and the community of L'Assomption will have a rare look at the
full consequences of a collision to educate the community on the potential
risks of railway level crossings. The exercise will also remind students and
community members of the dangers involved with trespassing on or near railway
tracks and in rail yards.
    CN Police will stage the mock collision in conjunction with student
volunteers, high school officials, and first responders representing
L'Assomption Police Department, L'Assomption Fire Department and the ambulance
service. These partners will return to the arena du Collège de l'Assomption
and recount their experiences in responding to real-life accidents.
    Last year in Canada, there were 209 railway level crossing accidents,
resulting in 27 deaths and 21 serious injuries.

    The mock collision is an integral part of CN's All Aboard for Safety
community education program that promotes safety at level crossings and warns
of the danger of trespassing on or near railway tracks and other property.

    When:   October 1, 2008

    Time:   10 a.m. ET

    Where:  Crossing located at 801 route 344 at L'Assomption

For further information:

For further information: Mike Melanson, Community Service Officer, CN
Police, (514) 942-8460

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