British Columbia

Train kills man using wheelchair at rail crossing in Chilliwack

The collision happened around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

A Good Samaritan trying to help the man was left with non-life threatening injuries

RCMP were on scene for hours after a train hit and killed a man at a rail crossing in Chilliwack, B.C. on Saturday. (Shane MacKichan)

One person is dead and another is injured after a train hit them in Chilliwack on Saturday.

The collision happened at a railway crossing in the 9000 block of Broadway Street around 5:30 p.m.

Chilliwack RCMP said a man using an electric wheelchair died at the scene after he was hit. A Good Samaritan who was trying to help him was also hit.

She was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

RCMP were on scene for hours after a train hit and killed a man at a rail crossing in Chilliwack, B.C. on Saturday. (Shane MacKichan)

The crossing was cordoned off for a "significant" amount of time while officers gathered evidence.

Two people died at the Broadway Street crossing between 2001 and 2015, according to Transport Canada.

In 2016, the department ranked the junction as the second highest-risk in Chilliwack.

The crossing is operated by CN Rail. On Sunday, the railway said it's assisting the RCMP in its investigation.

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