Calgary

Man left with severed arm after tangle with CP train in downtown Calgary

A man in his 40s had to be extricated before being rushed to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition after being struck by a train near the Fairmont Palliser hotel.

Incident happened near 9th Avenue and 1st Street S.W. just after 1 a.m. Wednesday

A man was sent to hospital with a severed arm after being struck by a CP Rail train early Wednesday in downtown Calgary. (David Bell/CBC)

A man was sent to hospital with a severed arm after being struck by a Canadian Pacific Railway train early Wednesday, Calgary police confirm to CBC News.

Paramedics say the man — in his 40s — had to be extricated by the Calgary Fire Department after being struck on the tracks near the Fairmont Palliser hotel just after 1 a.m.

He was transported by ambulance to Foothills hospital in critical, life-threatening condition with life and limb-threatening injuries.

Calgary and CP police continued to investigate later in the morning.

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