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Chilliwack teen airlifted to hospital after train collides with tractor

Emergency crews transport an injured teen from the scene of a collision between a train and tractor Sunday. - William Snow
Emergency crews transport an injured teen from the scene of a collision between a train and tractor Sunday.
— image credit: William Snow

Two Chilliwack teens were injured after a train collided with a tractor at an uncontrolled crossing on South Sumas Road Sunday.

Police said the train was hauling grain trailers when it hit the tractor at around 11:45 a.m.

The tractor's driver, a 15-year-old boy, was airlifted to BC Children's Hospital with serious injuries and is in stable condition, according to police.

RCMP said another teen riding in a trailer behind the tractor jumped out before it was struck by the train. He was taken to a Chilliwack hospital with minor injuries.

No one on the train was injured.

 

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