Emergency crews attend to the scene of a crash between a car and a train Monday afternoon on 160 Street at Colebrook Road

Langley driver survives collision with train

A Langley man is lucky to be alive after colliding with a train in Cloverdale

A Langley man is lucky to be alive after colliding with a train in Cloverdale this week.

At about 3 p.m. on Monday, the man was heading northbound in a 2014 Hyundai Sonata on 160 Street at Colebrook Road.

According to police, he failed to yield to a stop sign at a railway crossing, which was not blocked by the usual railway arm. He collided with a two-car train, travelling about 55 km/h westbound.

The man suffered minor injuries, was transported to hospital and was released.

Police say he will be getting a citation for failure to obey a railway stop.

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