Man injured when train and cyclist collide in Wetaskiwin

A 24-year-old man riding a bicycle was seriously injured and airlifted to hospital in Edmonton after he collided with a train.

The man was cycling near 47 Avenue and 49 Street in Wetaskiwin when he was struck by a CP Rail train, RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Laurel Scott said Saturday. Police received a call about the collision just before 5 p.m.

Paramedics initially took the man to hospital in Wetaskiwin, then STARS Air Ambulance took him to hospital in Edmonton. Scott did not know if his injuries were life-threatening.

Wetaskiwin is 70 kilometres south of Edmonton.

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