Oakfield train accident investigation could take several months: TSB

Emergency crews respond to a rail crossing in Oakfield, N.S., after a train and vehicle collided on July 29, 2019. (Carl Pomeroy/CTV Atlantic)

The Transportation Safety Board says it could take several months to complete an investigation into a collision involving a train in Nova Scotia.

Last week's accident in Oakfield, involving a CN train and an SUV, sent a woman to hospital with serious injuries, while a girl who was a passenger in the vehicle was also injured, but managed to free herself and find help.

The train was travelling about 80 kilometres an hour when it struck the SUV at a private crossing.

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