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Woman narrowly escapes being hit by train

By Craig Hendry

Around 12:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, emergency crews responded to a report of a person being struck by a train at the Centre St. railroad crossing.

Officers from CKPS and Canadian Pacific Police Service, discuss and inspect rail cars after a woman narrowly missed being hit by the moving train.
Photo by Craig Hendry.

Chatham-Kent Police arrived along with Canadian Pacific Police Service to find a mangled bicycle laying beside the train, and quickly located the woman who was riding the bike at the time of the accident. The woman was taken to ambulance to be checked for any injuries.

The woman suffered only a small cut to the leg, she was treated by paramedics, and was released to police.

The train held up traffic through out Chatham as the train was inspected and split into sections to allow traffic to flow. Traffic should again start to move normally as the rail crossings are cleared.

Emergency crews were called out to a train versus pedestrian in Chatham this afternoon, where a woman barely missed being struck by the moving train.
Photo by Craig Hendry