Chase man expected to survive after being hit by train

By Greg Fry
January 29, 2018 - 10:58am Updated: January 29, 2018 - 11:38am

KAMLOOPS — RCMP say a Chase man is extremely lucky to be alive today after being hit by a train.

Chase RCMP Cpl. Scott Linklater says the 57 year old man with "mobility challenges" had been walking on the sidewalk adjacent to Pine Street and crossing the CP railway tracks when it happened.

"The man had not fully crossed the tracks when he was struck by a westbound train. BC Ambulance transported the man to Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries."

He adds immediately after the collision, a motorist drove through the lighted barricades at the crossing, causing minor damage.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police.

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