UPDATED: Woman seriously hurt in Langley train/auto crash

A woman was airlifted to hospital, but is now expected to live, after a collision between a passenger vehicle and a train at the crossing of Glover Road and Smith Road.

“Witnesses to the collision advise the eastbound vehicle did not stop at the stop sign at the Railway Crossing and was struck by the northbound train,” said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks.

Staff on the train later told police the woman apparently froze on the tracks before the collision. The train hit the front of the woman’s car.

The police were called just after 5 p.m. to the collision involving the vehicle which had a lone occupant. The vehicle came to rest in the ditch beside the rail tracks.

While traffic was able to use Glover Road, the crossings at Crush Crescent, 216th Street and Smith Road were blocked off by the train until after 6 p.m. The crossings at Crush and 216th are open but Smith Road was closed for a time during the investigation.

The victim was apparently able to talk at least somewhat after the crash, said Marks.

Now that the injured woman has been taken for care, the investigators have started assessing the scene.

The RCMP would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident. Witnesses are asked to call the detachment at 604-532-3200.

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