Driver, passenger in hospital with serious injuries after freight train hits car in Surrey
Collision happened at 179 Street near Golden Ears Connector
Two people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a freight train collided with a car in Surrey, B.C., on Monday morning.
The crash happened at 179 Street near the Golden Ears Connector, just before 10 a.m. PT.
RCMP Cpl. Elenore Sturko said the cause of the collision is still under investigation, but "early indications" are that the vehicle was trying to cross the train tracks when it was struck.
The driver and passenger were hospitalized.
Drivers are asked to avoid the area around the marked crossing as police investigate and clear the scene.
- An earlier version of this story quoted an RCMP officer who provided an incorrect time of day for the collision. The crash happened at 10 a.m., an hour earlier than was first stated.Apr 15, 2019 12:08 PM PT