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Posted: July 6, 2022

Incident at crossing closed King Street last night

An incident near the King Street CP Rail crossing in Cranbrook stopped traffic for close to an hour last night.

At approximately 10:20 p.m. July 5, Cranbrook RCMP was called near the intersection of King Street and Van Horne Street at the railway crossing for an incident between a pedestrian and a train.

Officers arrived on scene and noted that a male had been in the path of the moving train. The male moved off the tracks but sustained minor injuries. He was taken to hospital for further observation.

“Officers on scene would like to commend the Canadian Pacific Railway personnel for stopping the train so quickly and rendering first aid until emergency responders could get to the scene,” said Cst. Katie Forgeron, media relations officer with the Cranbrook RCMP.


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