Train hits a woman in Burns Lake

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 27, 2015, a Canadian National Railway Company (CN) train struck a pedestrian in Burns Lake.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 27, 2015, a Canadian National Railway Company (CN) train struck a pedestrian in Burns Lake.

The female involved was crossing the tracks in Burns Lake while the train was travelling west bound. Lights and barriers were all operating properly, according to the Burns Lake RCMP.

The individual was transported to the local hospital. She was not injured and was released from hospital within an hour.

“This is a reminder that trespassing on railway tracks is very dangerous,” said Emily Hamer, Regional Manager at CN public and government affairs.

According to the Burns Lake RCMP, the female was under the influence of alcohol when the incident took place.

The investigation was passed on to CN, but the company declined to provide any further information about the incident.

“We [CN] have no further comment beyond the statement I provided,” said Hamer.