Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 03/24/2013 6:22 PM | Comments: 0
A 29-year-old woman is in critical condition after being hit by a train just after midnight.
RCMP spokeswoman Sgt. Line Karpish said Portage la Prairie RCMP and local EMS responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a train at the intersection of Fisher Avenue and 8th Street NW in Portage la Prairie around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
"Officers and EMS arrived at the scene and found a 29-year-old Portage woman near the railroad tracks. She was transported to Portage General Hospital and transferred to a Winnipeg hospital where she was last reported in critical but stable condition," Karpish said.
"Early indications are that the victim was walking in very close proximity of the eastbound slow-moving cargo train when the incident occurred. Portage RCMP and CN Police continue to investigate," Karpish said.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
School-swap plan with no daycare upsets parents
Poverty not just in inner city
Métis prof makes a change
MD loses bid to quash verdict
Playoffs aside, go bottoms up
Division cuts superintendent numbers
Lego building store somewere in city
Accused killer confessed to police
Oliver set to deliver balanced federal budget
Thank playoffs for extended boozing hours
Former Tory MP supports pot-legalization campaign
Homicide investigation underway in Norwood
Slow progress on rooming houses
Jets playoff great, but don't get carried away