Woman reports she was hit by train in Maple Ridge

Emergency services responded to call from CP Rail, but could not find the victim.

  • May. 9, 2016 8:00 a.m.

A woman walking along the CP Rail tracks near the Haney Bypass on Sunday was hit by an eastbound train.

A member of the CP Rail crew reported making contact with a person crossing the tracks near the Haney Bypass at about 8:20 p.m.

All emergency services were dispatched to the scene to conduct a thorough search of the area, but did not find a victim.

Monday morning, however, police were contacted by a 31-year-old woman who confirmed she was hit by a train.

“Even though she was injured, the woman reported running away from the scene due to being scared,” said  RCMP Cpl. Brenda Winpenny.

She is now being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

“This incident serves as a reminder that walking along the train tracks could cost you your life,” Winpenny added. “Police are happy to report the woman will recover from her injuries.”

Every year, approximately 100 Canadians die or suffer serious injuries on railway tracks.

• To learn more about rail safety. visit http://operationlifesaver.ca/rsw2016/

 

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