Train strikes vehicle; man injured

On April 21 at approximately 1:00 a.m. the New Hazelton RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle being struck by a train in New Hazelton beneath the Highway 16 CN overpass.

Responding police located a 2008 Chevrolet Trail Blazer that had been traveling west on the railroad tracks and was struck head on by an eastbound train, says New Hazelton RCMP acting detachment commander Corporal Don Wrigglesworth.

There was a single male occupant driving the vehicle and he was found to be trapped but conscious.
New Hazelton Fire and Rescue attended and began an extensive effort to extricate the individual.
Over the next two hours they worked diligently to free the male.  Once they were able to remove all of the wreckage it appeared that the male had only sustained minor injuries and was transported by paramedics to Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton, said Wrigglesworth.
The male is being investigated for impaired operation of a motor vehicle.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

City of Kimberley honoured for new bridge over Mark Creek
UPDATE: Low-flows responsible for boil water advisory in Westview area
Legal aid gets rare boost for family cases
COASTAL LIVING: Chateau Wolff vineyard finds new owners
BREAKING NEWS: Authorities close Marigold Pharmacy UPDATED
W for Fernie in 2014-15 season home opener
UPDATE: Teen fighting for his life after car nearly sheared in half in Surrey crash
Tahltan activists block Red Chris mine site
Calling it a day after 37 years at John Muir

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.