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The elderly couple dies after a trapped car in Langley, says firefighting officer


An elderly couple died after a train to Langley, according to firefighters.

Brian Godlonton, deputy chief of the rescue services of Langley Fire, says that the small white car was hit at 9:30 a.m. of the PT in the diversion of Langley to Glover Road.

"As you can see, the car has been pushed to the track," Godlonton told reporters in the afternoon on the crest.

The firefighters were the first in the area and removed the two victims from the car. Neither the passengers could resuscitate themselves and they were declared dead.

Ken Enns, a local resident, saw that the car was pushed by the train. "It was pretty ugly," he said,

The train was a freight train from the Canadian national railroad, operating in the Canadian Railways of the Pacific Rail. He went to Roberts Bank, loaded with coal, said Godlonton.

"Unfortunately, they happen too often," said Brian Godlonton, deputy chief of firemen at Langley Fire Rescue Services on vehicle and train collisions at Langley B.C. (Jon Hernandez / CBC)

Staff Sgt. David Brown, with Langley RCMP, said that the intersection is well marked with intermittent lights and arms.

"We do not understand why the vehicle stopped on the slopes," he said.

Brown said it seemed that the car was stuck between the arms of the railroad, which lowered to stop the traffic and dragged.

The firefighters, police and paramotics responded to the scene after 9:30 a.m. from PT on Sunday 20 December 2018. (Shane MacKichan)

Godlonton said that the area has more than 30 trains that pass every day. Brown agreed that the clues are well marked.

June Fancello, who works in a local bakery, said that he advances through the clues every day, arriving and from work.

"Normally, people who are responsible drivers, I do not see that there is a problem," said Fancello, who described the accident as "horrible."

There have been other incidents of vehicles that are affected by trains at other intersections in Langley, where you are running the train tracks.

Godlonton said the security officials of B.C. and Alberta recently held a round table to address rail safety.

As the researchers continue to sound the cause, he called on motorists to take care of themselves.

"Everyone is in a hurry to get where we will go, but we must warn them cautiously, because, as you can see, the results are not excellent when there is something that collides with the train," he said.

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