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TTC subway crash sends 2 to hospital

Apr 19, 2008 11:11 PM
Chris Jai Centeno
Staff reporter

Two people were sent to hospital tonight after two TTC passenger train cars collided into one another.

Two trains - a two-car train and a four-car train - crashed head-on at the TTC Wilson Yard located near Wilson subway station at the Allen Rd. and Wilson Ave. area just after 9 p.m.

Both employees were injured and sent to Sunnybrook hospital, one in serious condition and the other with non-life threatening injuries.

There were no service disruptions.

“Our first concern is always of course with our employees and ensuring that they’re okay,” says Brad Ross, TTC spokesperson.

TTC officials are investigating the accident. No word yet on its cause.

No passengers were inside the trains at the time.

Wilson Yard, located between Wilson and Downsview subway stations, is where train cars are stored typically for cleaning and maintenance.

Ross says he does not anticipate any service disruptions Sunday.

“We have enough trains in the main lines to service our customers.”

The collision caused the cars to derail and both were badly damaged. The cars themselves are estimated at about $2 million.

In August 11, 1995, three people were killed and 60 were injured in a fatal subway crash. It was the worst accident in the subway’s history.