Distracted driving, confusing intersection factors in fatal ambulance, train collision

Distracted driving and a complicated intersection design were factors in a 2015 fatal crash involving an ambulance at a railway crossing in Langley, according to the Transportation Safety Board (TSB).

The findings are part of a TSB report wrapping up its investigation into the collision between the vehicle and a CN train at the Crush Crescent and Glover Road crossing which injured the two paramedics inside and killed their patient passenger.

The driver was on a personal cellphone at the time and apparently tried to get through the crossing arms to make a left turn as the lights and bells were activated.

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