Sunday, April 6, 2014
Farm Tractor Hit by Train
Two injured at uncontrolled South Sumas rail crossing
A crumpled farm tractor leans on hydro pole after being hit by a train on Sunday.
was a very short train, but it only takes one car to have an accident.
Two teens were injured just before noon Sunday when the tractor and trailer they were on was hit by a five-car train at the rail crossing in the 44000 block of South Sumas.
The 15-year-old driver suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries,
and the second youth, who was riding on the trailer received minor injuries.
accident took place at one of the few rail crossings in Chilliwack without
warning lights or guard rails.
Police inspect the trailer that was being tow
The teen riding on the empty trailer saw the train at the last second and managed to jump off, but in doing so was run over by the trailer.
It's unclear if the youth was taken to Chilliwack General Hospital.
driver of the tractor was alert when treated by paramedics.
Accidents of this nature are hard on train crews. The engineer acknowledged
to the Voice that he was driving the train but offered no additional