Tuesday, November 28, 2006

This is a train track. Not for running.




This is a running track. Not for trains.




Some people.....

Jogger hit by train survives

The Whig-Standard
Local News - Monday, November 27, 2006 Updated @ 11:33:26 PM

The Whig-Standard

A man using the CN Rail lines off Montreal Street as a jogging track yesterday morning was hit by a passenger train.

Kingston Police Sgt. Rick LaBrash said that around 10:30 a.m. yesterday, the 40-year-old man, whose identity was not released but who had been visiting the city with his girlfriend, was jogging along the tracks east of Montreal near Greer Street when he was struck by a Via train.

The track in the area takes a long sweeping turn and LaBrash said the train crew had time to see the man and sound the horn. The jogger was able to leap out of the way of the train just in time, but it clipped him as it went past and sent him flying into the brush.

The jogger suffered serious injuries and was taken to Kingston General Hospital.

“He lived,” said LaBrash. “We were very surprised, but he did suffer serious injuries, however.”

The Via Rail passenger train was halted for about 90 minutes while the man was taken to hospital and the scene investigated.

LaBrash praised the train crew, saying they did well to spot the man and slow the train as much as they could and give him enough time to jump aside.

“They did a really good job locking up the brakes of the train and slowing it down,” he said.

The track in the area takes a long sweeping turn and LaBrash said the train crew had time to see the man and sound the horn. The jogger was able to leap out of the way of the train just in time, but it clipped him as it went past and sent him flying into the brush.

The jogger suffered serious injuries and was taken to Kingston General Hospital.

“He lived,” said LaBrash. “We were very surprised, but he did suffer serious injuries, however.”

The Via Rail passenger train was halted for about 90 minutes while the man was taken to hospital and the scene investigated.

LaBrash praised the train crew, saying they did well to spot the man and slow the train as much as they could and give him enough time to jump aside.

“They did a really good job locking up the brakes of the train and slowing it down,” he said.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Idiot! Even Helen Keller(sp) knows when a train is coming.

~Chad

5:17 PM  

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