Woman Hit by Train, expected to Make Full Recovery
Prince George, B.C. – Police say a 46-year-old woman is lucky to be alive after she was struck by a train near First Avenue and Dominion Street last night.
Prince George RCMP Corporal Craig Douglass says police received the report at about 9:00 p.m.
He says police and other first responders arrived to find an adult female under a locomotive in the CN Rail yard. The woman was removed and transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries
“Investigators believe that the heavily intoxicated woman was trespassing on CN Rail property and laid down on the tracks,” says Douglass. “It is not yet clear how long she was there before a train approached.”
In the mean time the investigation continues and he says charges against the woman may be considered.
In light of this incident, Douglass reminds people “that railway tracks are dangerous as well as private property.”