August 3, 2014 4:50 pm

Pedestrian hit by a CP train in Olds

Pedestrian hit by a CP train in Olds, August 3, 2014

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EDMONTON – An 18-year-old woman, who RCMP say was sitting on the train tracks with her boyfriend, was hit by a CP train early Sunday morning in Olds.

Olds RCMP say they were called to the scene near 50 Avenue and Shannon Drive around 3 a.m.

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Their initial investigation found that the 18-year-old, a woman from Bowden, was sitting on the tracks with her boyfriend when the train approached. The RCMP says the train engineer saw the two people on the tracks, blew the horn to warn them, and the two started to move out of the way when the female was hit by the front step of the train leading up to the front motor coach.

The train stopped and police, fire crews and EMS were called to the scene.

The woman was taken to Olds Hospital with head injuries. She was later flown to Foothills Hospital by STARS air ambulance with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The RCMP says both the woman and her boyfriend were intoxicated.

The incident is still being investigated.


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