Woman run over by train in Prince George

The CN Rail yard near downtown Prince George. Photo by the Northern Development Initiative Trust.

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – One woman is lucky to be alive after being struck by a train near downtown Prince George last night.

On Monday evening at approximately 9:00, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a person that had been struck by a train near 1st Avenue and Dominion Street.

Police and other emergency services arrived at the scene where they located woman under a locomotive in the CN Rail yard. The 46 year-old woman was removed and taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, and is expected to make a full recovery.

Investigators believe that the heavily-intoxicated woman had decided to lay down between the tracks, however it is not yet clear how long she was there before a train approached. Police are continuing their investigation, and say that charges against the woman for trespassing on CN Rail property may be considered.

The Prince George RCMP are also reminding the public that railway tracks are not only public property, they are also very dangerous.