Based on the reports of RCMP, the circumstances of the crash are puzzling. An elderly couple died after their vehicle was struck by a train in Langley. The 90-year old man was driving the car and his 88-year old wife are residents of the Langley area.
According to Langley RCMP Staff Sgt. Dave Brown, the crash occurred at the rail crossing on the Langley Bypass. It was a train versus a car at the Langley Bypass and Glover Road.
The vehicle which stopped on the tracks in the train crossing was struck by a westbound CN freight train and dragged for some distance. Upon reaching the vehicle, the elderly couple was in medical distress and life-saving efforts including CPR were not successful.
According to Langley City deputy fire chief Brian Godlonton, the firefighters extricated the couple from the vehicle and performed CPR, but their injuries were serious and later declared dead at the scene.
Based on the statements of some witnesses, the vehicle was on the tracks when the rail guards came down.
All that was left amidst the broken glass at the site of impact were 2 stuffed dogs and a War Amps sticker. The train was moving on CP Rail tracks; thus Langley RCMP traffic services and CP Police are investigating the site along with the coroner. The road was later reopened to traffic after 5 hours.
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