British Columbia

Driver, passenger in hospital with serious injuries after freight train hits car in Surrey

RCMP say the collision happened at 179 Street near the Golden Ears Connector just before 11 a.m. PT.

Collision happened at 179 Street near Golden Ears Connector

RCMP say "early indications" are that the SUV was trying to cross the train tracks when it was stuck. (Shane MacKichan)

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.

Two people were taken to hospital with serious injuries after the collision. (Shane MacKichan)

The driver and passenger were hospitalized.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area around the marked crossing as police investigate and clear the scene.

Clarifications

  • 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