October 11, 2017 1:16 pm
Updated: October 11, 2017 5:35 pm

Innisfail man seriously injured after being hit by CP train

An Innisfail, Alta. man is in hospital after being hit by a CP train Tuesday night.

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An Innisfail man was taken to hospital with “severe injuries” Tuesday night after being hit by a southbound train at a rail crossing in Innisfail, Alta.

RCMP officers were called to the crossing just after 10 p.m. when the train crew reported hitting someone along the tracks.

A 47-year-old man was taken to Innisfail Hospital by ground ambulance, before being airlifted by STARS to a “major hospital,” according to a Wednesday news release.

The man is expected to survive.

CP spokesperson Andy Cummings said in an email the initial investigation suggests the train crew sounded the horn in an attempt to get the man’s attention.

The RCMP and the CP rail police continue to investigate. Cummings said the investigation is focusing on how the man came to be on the tracks at the time.

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