Drunk hit by train near Trochu, hospitalized
A highly-intoxicated male was hit by a train near Trochu on Saturday and was not found by emergency crews for at least six hours as he lay injured near the tracks.
According to an RCMP release, Three Hills RCMP along with local emergency crews responded to the scene to find the man on Saturday around 12:15 p.m. The man had been first noticed by a CN rail crew, but the release says the 20-year-old Calgarian had been lying there for anywhere between six to 11 hours.
The resulting investigation found that the man had been intoxicated and walking on or near the railroad tracks in the early morning hours when he was struck by the train.
The man was transported to the Three Hills Health Centre and subsequently to hospital in Calgary via STARS air ambulance.
He suffered serious injuries, but was declared to be in stable condition.