CALGARY — A man sustained life-threatening injuries Thursday night after being hit by a light-rail transit train in Calgary.
Police say it's believed a man in his 30s was standing on the CTrain platform east of downtown when he lost his balance and fell onto the tracks.
Several minutes later, a train arrived and the pedestrian was struck by the lead car and dragged a short distance.
He was taken to hospital to be treated for serious, life-threatening injuries.
Police say drug impairment on the part of the pedestrian is being investigated as a factor.
It's the second collision between a pedestrian and CTrain this week.
A woman died Wednesday after being hit while crossing the tracks downtown.
The Canadian Press