A Rocky Mountaineer train stopped at the rail crossing at Prest Road in Chilliwack on July 7, 2022 after an incident with a woman on the tracks. (Tischa photo)

A Rocky Mountaineer train stopped at the rail crossing at Prest Road in Chilliwack on July 7, 2022 after an incident with a woman on the tracks. (Tischa photo)

UPDATE: Woman in critical condition after being struck by train in Chilliwack

Incident with Rocky Mountaineer train happened near First Avenue and Prest Road in Chilliwack

Emergency crews in Chilliwack were called out to a woman who was struck by a Rocky Mountaineer train and seriously injured on Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened near First Avenue and Prest Road sometime around 3:45 p.m. on July 7.

The woman was in “a very critical state,” according to a family member who emailed The Progress.

RCMP later stated that a CN train had passed through the area and saw the woman near the tracks so they alerted other trains of the pedestrian.

Because of the communication between the CN train and the Rocky Mountaineer train, the passenger train was going at “a very slow speed,” when it struck the woman, said Sgt. Forbes Cavanagh.

“This one was extra cautious,” Cavanagh said of the Rocky Mountaineer conductor.

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The woman was air lifted to Royal Columbian Hospital.

Check back here for more info as it becomes available.

Note: An earlier version of this story stated the collision happened near Walden Street.


 

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